Perceptions of physicians on infection control activities in Turkish hospitals: A cross-sectional survey


Yaman H., Yayli G.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL, vol.31, no.5, pp.325-328, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1067/mic.2003.59
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL
  • Page Numbers: pp.325-328

Abstract

Background Most countries practice some form of infection control (IC) to minimize hospital-acquired infections. There is still considerable diversity in IC activities in Turkey. Little is known about practical issues and perceptions of physicians regarding IC in Turkey. Methods: The authors developed an 11-item questionnaire addressing questions on IC activities. Physicians attending a national infection control meeting (n = 285) were asked to participate. Results: The response rate was 86%. Respondents from nonuniversity teaching hospitals stated a higher involvement in IC. Physicians from university hospitals were in greater need of IC training. C