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Status of tuberculosis infection control programs at United States hospitals, 1989 to 1992. APIC. Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

Authors
  • Sinkowitz, R L
  • Fridkin, S K
  • Manangan, L
  • Wenger, P N
  • Jarvis, W R
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Journal of Infection Control
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Aug 01, 1996
Volume
24
Issue
4
Pages
226–234
Identifiers
PMID: 8870906
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Contrary to prior surveys, this study shows that many U.S. community hospitals admit patients with TB less frequently than do teaching hospitals, and infrequently admit patients with MDR-TB. Because the risk of HCW TST conversion varies with hospital characteristics, these data show the importance of performing a risk assessment, as recommended in the CDC TB guidelines, for each ward and hospital so that TB control measures can be individualized.

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