Author(s): Perry JL, Pearson RD, Jagger J, Perry JL, Pearson RD, Jagger J
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Abstract US policy regarding health care worker-to-patient transmission of bloodborne pathogens, issued in 1991, is flawed. We review current evidence of such nosocomial infections and conclude that a standardized national policy is needed, which includes improved surveillance and follow-up of blood exposures to patients and targeted practice restrictions for infected practitioners performing exposure-prone procedures.
This article was published in Am J Infect Control
and referenced in Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research