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Tuberculosis among health care workers in a Brazilian tertiary hospital emergency unit.
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PMID:  18774046     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Brazilian emergency system is being reorganized as a hierarchy in the region of Ribeirão Preto, state of São Paulo. We found increased occupational risk for tuberculosis in this region tertiary reference center--a nurse technician (Incidence rate [IR] 526.3/100,000 inhabitants) had a risk of tuberculosis 12.6 (95% confidence interval [CI], 2.57-37.23) greater than the city population (41.8/100,000 inhabitants). The system reorganization will have to make the centers adequate to deal with this problem.
Antonio Pazin-Filho; Clésio Sousa Soares; Aracele da Silva Nascimento Ferrais; Paulo de Tarso Oliveira e Castro; Fernando Bellissimo-Rodrigues; Jordana de Almeida Nogueira; Afonso Dinis Costa Passos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1532-8171     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-08     Completed Date:  2008-09-24     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309942     Medline TA:  Am J Emerg Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  796-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School of Ribeirão Preto, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Brazil / epidemiology
Delivery of Health Care / organization & administration*
Emergency Nursing*
Infectious Disease Transmission, Patient-to-Professional / statistics & numerical data*
Risk Factors
Tuberculosis / epidemiology,  mortality,  transmission*

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