ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)70020
CIS number 97-2054
ISSN - Serial title 0393-2990 - European Journal of Epidemiology
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nelsing S., et al.
Title Incidence and risk factors of occupational blood exposure: A nation-wide survey among Danish doctors
Bibliographic information Jan. 1997, Vol.13, No.1, p.1-8. Illus. 23 ref.
Internet access 97-2054.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Denmark; infectious diseases; biological hazards; health care personnel; hospitals
Descriptors (secondary) occupational hygiene; blood; risk factors; questionnaire survey; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Health care services
Biological hazards