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Semmelweis' legacy: insights from an international survey among 265,000 students in 32 countries

Published inInternational journal of hygiene and environmental health, vol. 207, no. 5, p. 481-485
Publication date2004
Abstract

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2000 study assessed a wide range of knowledge and skills attained by 265,000 15-year-olds in 32 industrialized countries. One survey unit of the scientific literacy section addressed infection control issues, based on Semmelweis' landmark research on the causes and prevention of puerperal fever. The present report describes the questions and student performance for this infection control exercise set and evaluates performance variability between countries.

Keywords
  • Adolescent
  • Developed Countries
  • Educational Measurement/ methods
  • Humans
  • Infection Control
  • Students
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HARBARTH, Stéphan Juergen, ALBRICH, Werner, PITTET, Didier. Semmelweis” legacy: insights from an international survey among 265,000 students in 32 countries. In: International journal of hygiene and environmental health, 2004, vol. 207, n° 5, p. 481–485. doi: 10.1078/1438-4639-00319
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