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Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control

, 6:71

First Online: 26 June 2017Received: 22 February 2017Accepted: 20 June 2017

AbstractThe systematic review published by Stiller et al. in Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control in November 2016 concludes that single-patient bedrooms confer a significant benefit for protecting patients from healthcare associated infection and colonization. This conclusion is not substantiated by the evidence included in their review which has been largely drawn from uncontrolled before and after studies in the absence of a transparent assessment of the risk of bias. There are also errors in the analysis of supporting data. Evaluating the specific impact of single rooms on preventing transmission from a sound epidemiological perspective is essential to assure safe and effective care and a clear evidence-base for infection prevention and control advice.

AbbreviationsBSIBlood stream infection

HCAIHealthcare associated infection

ICUIntensive care unit

UTIUrinary tract infection

VAPVentilator associated pneumonia VAP

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Author: Jennie Wilson - Andrew Dunnett - Heather Loveday

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