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Compliance to empirical contact precautions for multidrug-resistant microorganisms

Published:November 14, 2019DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2019.10.004

      Highlights

      • Health care–associated infections impact patient morbidity and mortality.
      • The positivity rate of surveillance cultures was 38.36%.
      • Adherence to precautionary measures in patients with colonization was 43.1%.
      Health care–associated infections impact patient morbidity and mortality, and institutions adopt evidence-based measures to prevent and control such infections. In this study, professionals were observed during patient care under empirical contact precautions. A total of 243 observations were performed in which 39.5% complied with all measures. The positivity rate of surveillance cultures was 38.36%, and adherence to the measures in patients with colonization was 43.1%.

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