Priority 2 from the Healthcare Associated Infections Project

UNCERTAINTY: How can we change the behaviour of healthcare professionals to follow best practices in preventing and controlling HCAI? (Priority 2)
Overall ranking 2
JLA question ID 0088/2
Explanatory note Adherence of health care professionals to best practice in preventing and controlling infection may decrease HCAI. Interventions that cause behaviour change of healthcare professionals may improve the adherence. There is uncertainty as to which interventions can result in behaviour change of healthcare professionals.

None identified

Health Research Classification System category Infection
Extra information provided by this project
Original uncertainty examples How to bring about behaviour change in healthcare workers to ensure they adhere to best practice in preventing and controlling infection. ~ What interventions are truly effective in changing HCW behaviours? ~Why do some doctors prescribe antimicrobials more 'appropriately' than others? ~ What influences their prescribing behaviour? How (if at all) can their prescribing behaviour be changed?
Submitted by  Patients x 2 ~ Healthcare Professionals x 2
Project information
Project unique ID 0088
Project name 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