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  1. Tuberculosis control strategies : the cost of particulate respirators.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective 

    To assess the cost of the mandatory use of high-efficiency particulate respirators to treat patients with known or suspected tuberculosis.

    Design 

    A questionnaire was used to determine the number of high-efficiency particulate respirators required and the number of cases of tuberculosis in employees that could potentially be prevented.

    Indirect costs included the training and fitness testing of employees.

    The clinical efficacy of respirators is not known.

    To provide a best-case scenario, it was assumed that the respirators could prevent as many as 25% of tuberculosis cases in health care workers.

    Setting 

    159 acute care facilities administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Tuberculose, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Poumon, Homme, Analyse coût, Prévention, Economie santé, Transmission homme homme, Masque, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Poumon pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tuberculosis, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Lung, Human, Cost analysis, Prevention, Health economy, Transmission from man to man, Mask, Respiratory disease, Lung disease

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

    Cote : 94-0569826

    Code Inist : 002B26D. Création : 09/06/1995.