Priority 18 from the Healthcare Associated Infections Project
|UNCERTAINTY: How can chest infections be prevented in elderly people admitted to hospital? (Priority 18)
|JLA question ID
|Elderly people admitted to hospital are more prone to develop chest infections, which can lead to confusion and sepsis (spread of bacteria in the blood stream with potential to result in organ failure). There is uncertainty in how to prevent chest infections in elderly people admitted to hospitals.
|Health Research Classification System category
|Extra information provided by this project
|Original uncertainty examples
|How to prevent chest infections acquired in hospital among elderly people?
|1 x miscellaneous
|Project unique ID
|Healthcare Associated Infections
|Total number of uncertainties identified by this project.
|259 (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
|Date of priority setting workshop
|28 February 2019