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)
Overall ranking 27
JLA question ID 0088/27
Explanatory note 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.

None identified

Health Research Classification System category Infection
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?
Submitted by

 1 x Patient, 1 x Miscellaneous

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