Pediatric emergency physicians and communicable diseases : Can we be trusted to take care of ourselves ?
To determine if pediatric emergency physicians (PEP) are following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations that all health care workers receive routine vaccines and annual tuberculosis screens.
A two-page mail survey with one follow-up mailing.
All active members of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Section on Emergency Medicine.
Additional inclusion criteria were completion of training and employment in an emergency setting.
Of 407 surveys, 286 (60%) were returned ; 209 met inclusion criteria.
Proof of immunization was not required of 43% of PEP ; 42% were not required to have an annual tuberculosis (TB) screen.
PEP reported immunity to the following : polio (95%), measles (94%), hepatitis B (91%), rubella (90%), mumps (90%), varicella (90%), and diphtheria-tetanus (86%). However, only 72% received a TB screen, and 60% received an influenza vaccine within the past year.
Proof of vaccination for employment was required by 57/85 hospitals, 47/79 universities, and 6/32 self-employed/group practices (X2, P<0.001).
Proof of an annual TB screen was required by 64/87 hospitals, 44/82 universities, and 8/32 self-employed/group practices (X2, P<0.001).
PEP were more likely to have had a recent annual TB screen if required by their employer (104/117) than if left to their own initiative (42/87) (X2, P<0.001). (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin, Pédiatrie, Vaccination, Maladie contagieuse, Tuberculose, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Dépistage, Immunité acquise, Agent santé, Prévention, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physician, Pediatrics, Vaccination, Communicable disease, Tuberculosis, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Medical screening, Acquired immunity, Health worker, Prevention, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0016562
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 17/04/1998.