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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article

Making infection prevention and control everyone's business? Hospital staff views on patient involvement.

Sutton E, Brewster L, Tarrant C. Health expectations : an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy. 2019;22:650-656.

Interviews with frontline hospital staff and executive leaders revealed that they were generally supportive of engaging families and patients to promote infection prevention in the clinical setting when using a collaborative approach. Staff identified certain challenges including concerns related to the extent of responsibility patients and families should bear with regard to infection prevention as well as risks to infection control posed by patients themselves.