|Document ID (ISN)||70238|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Burke S., Madan I.
||Contamination incidents among doctors and midwives: Reasons for non-reporting and knowlege of risks
||Aug. 1997, Vol.47, No.6, p.357-360. 19 ref.
||A 6-month retrospective study of 384 doctors and 293 midwives at two hospitals revealed that only 9% of doctors and 46% of midwives had reported the contamination incidents they had received. The doctors' main reason for non-reporting was that it was too time consuming; midwives felt that nothing could be done, although they were aware of the services offered by occupational health departments. 77% of doctors and 69% of midwives underestimated the risk of contracting hepatitis B virus from a needlestick injury. Strategies for improving knowledge of potential risks and methods for facilitating ease of reporting are outlined.
||notification of occupational accidents; infectious diseases; health care personnel; hospitals; risk awareness
||United Kingdom; cohort study; questionnaire survey; infection control
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Notification of accidents and diseases
Health care services
Reporting of occupational accidents