Adverse effects of contact isolation

Lancet. 1999 Oct 2;354(9185):1177-8. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(99)04196-3.


Health-care workers are half as likely to enter the rooms of patients in contact isolation, but are more likely to wash their hands after caring for them than after caring for patients not in isolation.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Controlled Clinical Trial
  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Hand Disinfection*
  • Humans
  • Patient Isolation*
  • Personnel, Hospital*
  • Protective Clothing / economics*
  • Protective Clothing / statistics & numerical data