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


Yaman H., Yayli G.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL, cilt.31, sa.5, ss.325-328, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 31 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1067/mic.2003.59
  • Dergi Adı: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.325-328

Özet

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