Barriers to prevention of perinatal group B streptococcal disease.

  title={Barriers to prevention of perinatal group B streptococcal disease.},
  author={Hamid Jafari and Anne Schuchat and Roberta Hilsdon and Cynthia G. Whitney and Kathleen E. Toomey and Jay D. Wenger},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  volume={14 8},
During 1992 the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued statements on prevention of group B streptococcal (GBS) disease. To assess prevention practices and identify barriers to preventing GBS disease, we surveyed obstetricians, family practitioners and general practitioners in Georgia during 1993. A standard questionnaire was mailed to 1190 clinicians in August and to nonresponders again in September. Of 436 (38%) physicians… CONTINUE READING