Reduction in tuberculin skin-test conversions among medical house staff associated with improved tuberculosis infection control practices.

@article{Bangsberg1997ReductionIT,
  title={Reduction in tuberculin skin-test conversions among medical house staff associated with improved tuberculosis infection control practices.},
  author={David R. Bangsberg and Keith Crowley and Arthur J. Moss and Jay F. Dobkin and Catherina McGregor and Harold C. Neu},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={18 8},
  pages={
          566-70
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of an infection control program as measured by tuberculin skin-test (TST) conversion rates in medical house staff. DESIGN Observational study. SETTING University-based hospital in New York City serving a large indigent population. PARTICIPANTS Medical house staff. INTERVENTIONS TST conversions were measured every 6 months in medical house staff from June 1992 to June 1994. Compliance with the isolation policy was measured by identifying room locations 24… CONTINUE READING
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