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Descriptor English: Patient Isolation
Descriptor Spanish: Aislamiento de Pacientes
Descriptor Portuguese: Isolamento de Pacientes
Descriptor French: Isolement du patient
Entry term(s): Isolation, Patient
Tree number(s): E02.770
N06.850.780.200.450.650
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010356
Scope note: The segregation of patients with communicable or other diseases for a specified time. Isolation may be strict, in which movement and social contacts are limited; modified, where an effort to control specified aspects of care is made in order to prevent cross infection; or reverse, where the patient is secluded in a controlled or germ-free environment in order to protect him or her from cross infection.
Annotation: do not confuse with PATIENT ISOLATORS
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
OG organization & administration
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
Previous Indexing: Bacterial Infections/prevention & control (1972-1976)
Cross Infection (1966-1976)
Patient Isolators (1966-1976)
Public MeSH Note: 77
History Note: 77
Entry Version: PATIENT ISOL
DeCS ID: 10550
Unique ID: D010356
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1977/01/01
Date of Entry: 1976/05/19
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Patient Isolation - Preferred
Concept UI M0016058
Scope note The segregation of patients with communicable or other diseases for a specified time. Isolation may be strict, in which movement and social contacts are limited; modified, where an effort to control specified aspects of care is made in order to prevent cross infection; or reverse, where the patient is secluded in a controlled or germ-free environment in order to protect him or her from cross infection.
Preferred term Patient Isolation
Entry term(s) Isolation, Patient



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