The use of high-efficiency particulate air-filter respirators to protect hospital workers from tuberculosis. A cost-effectiveness analysis.

@article{Adal1994TheUO,
  title={The use of high-efficiency particulate air-filter respirators to protect hospital workers from tuberculosis. A cost-effectiveness analysis.},
  author={Karim A Adal and Anne M Anglim and Carole L Palumbo and Michael Titus and B J Coyner and Barry M. Farr},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={331 3},
  pages={169-73}
}
BACKGROUND After outbreaks of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention proposed the use of respirators with high-efficiency particulate air filters (HEPA respirators) as part of isolation precautions against tuberculosis, along with a respiratory-protection program for health care workers that includes medical evaluation, training, and tests of the fit of the respirators. Each HEPA respirator costs between $7.51 and $9.08, about 10 times the cost of… CONTINUE READING
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