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Dedicated Versus Shared Toilet Arrangements for Patients Residing in Acute Care Facilities: Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness and Evidence-based Guidelines

Published on: March 13, 2019
Project Number: RB1314-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the comparative clinical effectiveness regarding the use of dedicated versus shared toilet arrangements for patients residing in acute care facilities?
  2. What is the comparative cost-effectiveness regarding the use of dedicated versus shared toilet arrangements for patients residing in acute care facilities?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of dedicated arrangement of toilets facilities in acute care settings?

Key Message

One randomized controlled trial was identified regarding the clinical effective of dedicated versus shared toilet arrangments. In addition, two evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding the use of dedicated arrangement of toilet facilities in acute care settings. No relevant cost-effectiveness studies were identified.

Tags

emergency medicine, infection control, infectious diseases, cross infection, disinfection, hospitalization, hospitals, inpatients, patient isolation, patients' rooms, toilet facilities, inpatient, toilets, bathroom, bathrooms, washroom, washrooms