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Contact Isolation for Infection Control in Hospitalized Patients: Is Patient Satisfaction Affected?

Leanne B. Gasink , MD, MSCE, Karyn Singer , BA, Neil O. Fishman , MD, William C. Holmes , MD, MSCE, Mark G. Weiner , MD, Warren B. Bilker , PhD and Ebbing Lautenbach , MD, MPH, MSCE
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 29, No. 3 (March 2008), pp. 275-278
DOI: 10.1086/527508
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/527508
Page Count: 4
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Abstract

The effects of contact isolation on patient satisfaction are unknown. We performed a cross‐sectional survey and found that most patients lack education and knowledge regarding isolation but feel that it improves their care. In multivariable analysis, isolated patients were not less satisfied with inpatient care than were nonisolated patients.

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