Journal Article

The effect of contact precautions on frequency of hospital adverse events.

Croft LD, Liquori M, Ladd J, et al. Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 2015;36:1268-74.

Contact precautions are essential to preventing the spread of health care‚Äďassociated infections. Health care workers visit patients on contact precautions less often, and this has raised concerns about reduced vigilance increasing the risk of adverse events. This case-control study found that patients on contact precautions were actually less likely to experience noninfectious adverse events, allaying concerns about unintended consequences.