To assess the cost of the mandatory use of high-efficiency particulate respirators to treat patients with known or suspected tuberculosis.
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.
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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Cote : 94-0569826
Code Inist : 002B26D. Création : 09/06/1995.