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  1. Do surgeons have a role as infectious disease consultants ? Commentary.

    Article - En anglais


    Antibiotic drug restriction policies have become widespread in North America hospitals mandating medical infectious disease consultation for use of routine antimicrobial agents.


    To determine physician and institutional attitudes regarding the credibility of surgeons in the area of infectious disease.


    A survey of the Surgical Infectious Disease Society (SIS) membership.


    Members of the SIS practicing in the United States and Canada (n=464) were sent a simple opinion poll regarding surgical infectious disease specialists.

    After receiving the survey, the SIS members were given approximately 4 weeks to anonymously complete the questionnaire and return it to our office.


    Responses were received from 198 SIS members (43%). Most were from large (>400 bed) institutions (63%), and the majority of them were from university centers (76%). Predictably, 86% of the respondents were in full-time academic practice.

    Some SIS respondents (21%) had undergone special training in infectious disease, and of these, 63% actually had completed a formal surgical infectious disease fellowship.

    Antibiotic restriction policies were nearly universal and required in 87% of institutions.

    Only 44% of surgeons in these hospitals, however, were privileged to release antibiotic drugs.

    Medical infectious disease physicians recognized surgical expertise in infectious disease in few instances (32%). (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Réglementation, Politique sanitaire, Restriction modification, Prescription, Chimiothérapie, Antibiotique, Aptitude, Chirurgien, Etude statistique, Homme, Economie santé

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Regulation, Health policy, Restriction modification, Prescription, Chemotherapy, Antibiotic, Ability, Surgeon, Statistical study, Human, Health economy

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0430830

    Code Inist : 002B30A04B. Création : 10/04/1997.