What do we love most of all on this blog? Yup – contact precautions. Humor!
There are many other reasons why the benefits of contact precautions for endemic MDRO are so hard to quantify, of course. In this week’s JAMA, Mike Rubin, Matt Samore and Anthony Harris have written a very nice Viewpoint acknowledging the limitations in the current literature. In addition, they point out why studying infection prevention interventions is so tricky and suggest a path forward. They should be commended for their thoughtfulness and honesty – something those of us (including me) who support other policies with even weaker evidence bases should remember. If Gronk is having trouble with contact precautions, it’s OK if some of the rest of us do too.