The risk management of HAI: A Methodology for NHSscotland

The Risk Management of HAI: A Methodology for NHSs

ANNEX 1: Healthcare associated infection ( HAl) incident/outbreak risk matrix [adapted from the Watt Report 20022]

The Infection Control Team will quantify the infection control risk criteria and ascertain the associated risk, which will determine the appropriate action to be taken. Four infection risk categories can be identified: Red -High Risk, Orange -Moderate Risk, Yellow -Low Risk, Green -Very Low Risk.

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NB Infection risk category coding may vary slightly from Hospital to Hospital. No more than four risk categories should apply to this infection control risk matrix.

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