Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2018.08.013
Title: The socio-economic impact of multidrug-resistant nosocomial infections: a qualitative study
Authors: MO YIN 
Isaac Low Taoyang
TAMBYAH SIOK KUAN 
PAUL ANANTHARAJAH TAMBYAH 
Keywords: Healthcare-associated infection
Multidrug-resistant organisms
Nosocomial infection
Socio-economic
Issue Date: 29-Aug-2018
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: MO YIN, Isaac Low Taoyang, TAMBYAH SIOK KUAN, PAUL ANANTHARAJAH TAMBYAH (2018-08-29). The socio-economic impact of multidrug-resistant nosocomial infections: a qualitative study. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2018.08.013
Abstract: The burden of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) has traditionally been measured using clinical and economic outcomes. We conducted semi-structured interviews with 18 patients or their caregivers affected by HCAI caused by multidrug-resistant organisms to better understand the human impact of HCAI. Most patients had misconceptions about HCAI and antimicrobial resistance, leading to strong negative feelings towards HCAIs despite positive views of their healthcare providers. Communication issues across power imbalances need to be addressed to help deal with trauma of HCAIs. A holistic approach to HCAIs incorporating patient perspectives will likely help guide policymakers developing solutions to improve patient outcomes.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/153865
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhin.2018.08.013
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