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Safety of surgical personnel: a global concern.

Authors
Jagger-J; Gomaa-AE; Phillips-EK
Source
Lancet 2008 Sep; 372(9644):1149
NIOSHTIC No.
20034565
Abstract
Thomas Weiser and colleagues (July 12, p 139) have identified high surgical complication rates and the scarcity of surgical care in low-income countries as unaddressed public-health issues of global magnitude. Their focus on the unmet needs of surgical patients is wholly justified, yet overlooks a risk group that is even more neglected: that of surgical personnel in poor countries who are at exceptionally high risk of occupational infect ions from HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. A 2006 survey of surgeons from14 sub-Saharan African countries found that more than 60% were not fully vaccinated against hepatitis B.
Keywords
Safety-practices; Surgery; Surveillance-programs; Infectious-diseases; Medical-personnel; Medical-treatment; Health-care-personnel; Bloodborne-pathogens; Risk-factors; Public-health; Personal-protective-equipment; Occupational-diseases; Occupational-exposure; Occupational-hazards
CODEN
LANCAO
Publication Date
20080927
Document Type
Other
Email Address
jcj@virginia.edu
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
9644
ISSN
0140-6736
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Priority Area
Healthcare and Social Assistance
Source Name
Lancet
State
VA; OH
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