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Journal Article
Review

Clinical deterioration and hospital‐acquired complications in adult patients with isolation precautions for infection control: a systematic review.

Berry D, Wakefield E, Street M, et al. J Adv Nurs. 2020;76(9):2235-2252.

Isolation for infection prevention and control is beneficial but may result in unintended consequences for patients (e.g., less attention, suboptimal documentation and communication, higher risk of preventable adverse events). This systematic review did not identify any evidence suggesting that adult patients in isolation precautions for infection control are more likely to experience clinical deterioration or hospital-acquired complications compared to non-insolated patients.