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Patient Isolation

"Patient Isolation" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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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.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Patient Isolation" by people in this website by year, and whether "Patient Isolation" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 11 publications over 7 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 2014
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