La valutazione del rischio tubercolosi nelle strutture sanitarie

Translated title of the contribution: Tuberculosis risk assessment in italian healthcare centres

V. Puro, Loredana Bellocchi, Stefania Bertoldo, A. Bressan, Elettra Checchi, D. Chatrian, Giulia Cheraz, Silvana Cinalli, Marinella Daglio, Tiziana Feletti, Federica Ferraro, M. Golerri, Marina Greci, P. Marchese, M. Marchesortti, F. Mineo, Irene Pandiani, R. Polato, Roberta Pussini, Maddalena QuintiliOriella Renzi, Marina Scarsella, Manuela Serva, G. Simonini, M. Signori, Gabriella Spurio, M. Strosselli, Marta Ursini

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Abstract

Background: Tuberculosis transmission is a sign fl cant hazard inhealthcare settings. Methods: Risk factors suggested by (J.VG guidelines in1994, which were adopted by the Italian Ministry of Health, were assessed in 29centres via questionnaires in 2005. Results: Few centers were equzpped withnegative pressure, respiratory isolation rooms. Half of the centres had high orongoing risk. Conclusions: The hazard is underestimated mostly because of a highnumber of initially undiagnosed TB patients.

Translated title of the contributionTuberculosis risk assessment in italian healthcare centres
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)55-58
Number of pages4
JournalMedicina del Lavoro
Volume100
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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