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  1. Changing physician's behavior using combined strategies and an evidence-based protocol.

    Article - En anglais


    To review the number of superficial cultures performed in the evaluation of neonatal sepsis and to validate physicians'compliance with an established protocol.


    Before-and-after-comparison using medical audit.


    Intensive care nursery in a secondary level perinatal facility.


    One hundred seventy-five consecutive newborns admitted during a 6-month period for the assessment and potential treatment of sepsis.

    Eligible patients met the entrance criteria of having a superficial culture performed in conjunction with at least one deep culture, which included cerebrospinal fluid, blood, or urine.

    This cohort was compared with 205 patients before the introduction of the protocol.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Audit, Ontario, Evaluation, Pratique professionnelle, Médecin, Unité soin intensif, Prélèvement, Exploration bactériologique, Analyse coût, Economie santé, Néonatologie, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Personnel sanitaire

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Audit, Ontario, Evaluation, Professional practice, Physician, Intensive care unit, Samplings, Bacteriological investigation, Cost analysis, Health economy, Neonatology, Canada, North America, America, Health staff

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

    Cote : 95-0052887

    Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 09/06/1995.