A technology-assisted approach for discontinuing contact isolation.

Joshua A. Doherty, Jennie Mayfield, Wm Claiborne Dunagan, Thomas C. Bailey

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Abstract

While contact isolation can be an effective tool in reducing the transmission of nosocomial methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), it can increase costs and may decrease the quality of patient care. Therefore, it is important to insure that only patients who need contact precautions are isolated. We describe a simple automated report to help infection control practitioners pro-actively identify patients that may no longer need isolation.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalAMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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