What's growing on General Practitioner's stethoscope?

@article{Carducci2016WhatsGO,
  title={What's growing on General Practitioner's stethoscope?},
  author={A Carducci and Marilisa Cargnelutti and Federico Tassinari and Angela Bizzarro and Gaspare Cordio and Silvia Carletti and Laura Maccarini and Gabriele Pelissero},
  journal={Annali di igiene : medicina preventiva e di comunita},
  year={2016},
  volume={28 5},
  pages={
          367-72
        }
}
BACKGROUND Non-critical medical devices, as stethoscopes, have long been considered as vectors in microorganisms' transmission. Cleaning standards for non-critical medical equipment are often unclear. This study was designed to assess the attitude of General Practitioners (GPs) towards cleaning their stethoscope and the degree of microbiological contamination of doctor's instrument in outpatient setting. STUDY DESIGN Observational, crossover study. METHODS A structured questionnaire was… 

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