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Compliance with Standard Precautions: A long way ahead

  title={Compliance with Standard Precautions: A long way ahead},
  author={Masood Jawaid and Mahmood Iqbal and Shumail Shahbaz},
  journal={Iranian Journal of Public Health},
Background: To find out the knowledge, attitude and compliance with standard precautions among doctors working in a tertiary care hospital. Methods: The cross sectional study was conducted during October 2006 in the form of self reporting questionnaire. The questionnaire included question about duration of clinical experience, Hepatitis B Virus vaccination and its antibody titer, knowledge and compliance of Centre for Disease Control (CDC) standard precaution guidelines. They were further asked… 

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