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

Croft LD, Liquori M, Ladd J, et al. The Effect of Contact Precautions on Frequency of Hospital Adverse Events. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015;36(11):1268-74. doi:10.1017/ice.2015.192.

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December 9, 2015
Croft LD, Liquori M, Ladd J, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015;36:1268-74.

Contact precautions are essential to preventing the spread of health care–associated 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.

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Croft LD, Liquori M, Ladd J, et al. The Effect of Contact Precautions on Frequency of Hospital Adverse Events. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015;36(11):1268-74. doi:10.1017/ice.2015.192.