Risk of tuberculous infection among house staff in an urban teaching hospital

J. C. Chan, J. I. Tabak

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Abstract

Physicians in training in our medical center were found to have a higher risk of tuberculous infection than other hospital employees. Their annual tuberculin conversion rate was 3.96%; in two of the 15 recent converters, active disease developed. There is a significant linear relationship between the acquisition of tuberculous infection and the duration of training in an urban teaching hospital. Their compliance rate to annual tuberculin testing and chemoprophylaxis is less than 50%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1061-1064
Number of pages4
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume78
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Urban Hospitals
Tuberculin
Internship and Residency
Teaching Hospitals
Chemoprevention
Cross Infection
Infection
Physicians

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Risk of tuberculous infection among house staff in an urban teaching hospital. / Chan, J. C.; Tabak, J. I.

In: Southern Medical Journal, Vol. 78, No. 9, 01.01.1985, p. 1061-1064.

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Chan, J. C. ; Tabak, J. I. / Risk of tuberculous infection among house staff in an urban teaching hospital. In: Southern Medical Journal. 1985 ; Vol. 78, No. 9. pp. 1061-1064.
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