indirect patient contact

indirect patient contact

A healthcare interaction which occurs between a healthcare professional and another person on behalf of the patient—e.g., a parent, carer or close friend.
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In February the Department of Health also wrote to chief executives of NHS trusts reminding them to take regular risk assessments to establish if water that has direct or indirect patient contact is contaminated with Pseudomonas.
It is more than clear to me (crystal, as they say) after all of my years at both the bench and in management, that everyone, each individual associated with healthcare, whether having direct or indirect patient contact, is an integral part of the whole.
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