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Can friends and family who are sick visit someone in the hospital?

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Tell family members to stay away from the hospital if they're sick. It can be hard to keep some people away. But remind loved ones that if they are sick, even with a mild cold, they must stay away until you've fully recovered.

SOURCES: Peter B. Angood, MD, vice president, chief patient safety officer, The Joint Commission, Oakbridge Terrace, Ill.; co-director, International Center for Patient Safety. Carolyn Clancy, MD, director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, Md. Fran Griffin, RRT, MPA, former director, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, Mass. Medicare Quality Improvement Community web site: "Surgical Care Improvement Project: Tips for Safer Surgery." Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP): SCIP Project information, MedQIC. Mangram AJ, , 1999. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 28, 2018

SOURCES: Peter B. Angood, MD, vice president, chief patient safety officer, The Joint Commission, Oakbridge Terrace, Ill.; co-director, International Center for Patient Safety. Carolyn Clancy, MD, director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, Md. Fran Griffin, RRT, MPA, former director, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, Mass. Medicare Quality Improvement Community web site: "Surgical Care Improvement Project: Tips for Safer Surgery." Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP): SCIP Project information, MedQIC. Mangram AJ, , 1999. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 28, 2018

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