Study: Infected Patients Want Multidrug-Resistant Organism Education

The vast majority of patients with healthcare-associated infections believe learning about multidrug-resistant organisms is important or very important, according to a study in the American Journal of Infection Control.

A survey of 100 adult patients with an HAI who were placed under contact precautions in a tertiary care academic medical center revealed a high interest in learning about MDROs, which are common in HAIs, according to the study.

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Ninety-eight percent of patients believed their involvement in learning about MDROs was important or very important, and most thought receiving information about MDROs would probably or definitely help them make choices that would improve their healthcare, according to the study. Patients wanted educational material presented in written form (70 percent), verbal communication (57 percent), an informational video (53 percent) and the Internet (50 percent).

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