Priority 8 from the Healthcare Associated Infections Project

UNCERTAINTY: In people with antibiotic resistant bacteria, what is the impact of single room isolation compared with open-ward care in the overall care and mental health of the person with antibiotic resistance and in preventing transmission of infections to others? (Priority 8)
Overall ranking 8
JLA question ID 0088/8
Explanatory note Single room isolation is one of the methods used to decrease the spread of the harmful antibiotic resistant bacteria in the hospital. However, this may cause infrequent monitoring of patients and can have an psychological effect on patients who are isolated. Therefore, it is necessary to know if single room isolation is effective in decreasing transmission of infections.

None identified

Health Research Classification System category Infection
Extra information provided by this project
Original uncertainty examples How important is it to use single room isolation for people who are carrying antibiotic resistant bacteria?/ Does single room isolation adversely impact on other aspects of the patient's care? ~ What is the effect on patient's mental health of isolation in side rooms?
Submitted by  1 x patients, 1 x Health Professional
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