Healthcare-associated infections in home healthcare: an extensive assessment, 2019.

Last updated on 29-5-2021 by Elza Duysburgh


IntroductionThe number of patients and clinical conditions treated in home healthcare (HHC) is increasing. Care in home settings presents many challenges, including healthcare-associated infections (HAI). Currently, in Belgium, data and guidelines on the topic are lacking.AimTo develop a definition of HAI in HHC and investigate associated risk factors and recommendations for infection prevention and control (IPC).MethodsThe study included three components: a scoping literature review, in-depth interviews with individuals involved in HHC and a two-round Delphi survey to reach consensus among…

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