|Document ID (ISN)||70020|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0393-2990 - European Journal of Epidemiology
|Convention or series no.
||Nelsing S., et al.
||Incidence and risk factors of occupational blood exposure: A nation-wide survey among Danish doctors
||Jan. 1997, Vol.13, No.1, p.1-8. Illus. 23 ref.
||97-2054.pdf [in English]
||In a nation-wide survey of hospital employed doctors in Denmark, the highest risk of occupational blood exposure was found in general surgery, neurosurgery, obstetrics-gynaecology and orthopaedic surgery. Only 35% of the respondents adhered to the basic principles of universal precautions and non-compliance was associated with a considerably increased risk of exposure, especially in non-surgical specialties. An unacceptably high incidence of occupational blood exposures was found among these doctors.
||Denmark; infectious diseases; biological hazards; health care personnel; hospitals
||occupational hygiene; blood; risk factors; questionnaire survey; exposure evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Denmark|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Health care services