Priority 27 from the Healthcare Associated Infections Project
|UNCERTAINTY: What is the risk posed to the patients admitted in hospital by visitors in spreading all infections including Norovirus and flu? (Priority 27)
|JLA question ID
|Hospital visitors may be a source of infections including flu and norovirus. There is uncertainty about how much of HCAI can be attributed to hospital visitors. Addressing this uncertainty can help to identify how intensively the hospital visitors should be targeted or screened before visiting the hospital.
|Health Research Classification System category
|Extra information provided by this project
|Original uncertainty examples
|Visitors are an uncontrolled and unamed variable. How liable are they to present with infection or increase the risk of infection norovirus/flu? What risk do visitors present for patients in terms of spreading infection?
1 x Patient, 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