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Evaluation of patients' mask use after the implementation of cough etiquette in the emergency department

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Akakpo, Christophe
Published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2009, vol. 30, no. 9, p. 904-908
Abstract We developed a patient-based survey to evaluate the impact of a respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette implementation strategy on infection control practices in the emergency department. The frequency of self-reported mask use by coughing patients was low (27%) and often inconsistent. The frequency of use was highest among patients who presented with myalgia (odds ratio, 14.7; P =.02) and among patients who visited the emergency department during January (odds ratio, 4.1; P =.04).
Keywords AdolescentAdultAgedAged, 80 and overCough/epidemiology/prevention & controlEmergency Service, HospitalFemaleHospitals, UniversityHumansInfection Control/ methodsMaleMasks/ utilizationMiddle AgedPatient Compliance/statistics & numerical dataPractice Guidelines as TopicQuestionnairesRespiratory Tract Infections/ prevention & control/transmissionYoung Adult
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PMID: 19622049
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Research group Staphylocoques dorés résistants à la méthicilline et hygiène hospitalière (330)
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LONGTIN, Yves et al. Evaluation of patients' mask use after the implementation of cough etiquette in the emergency department. In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 2009, vol. 30, n° 9, p. 904-908. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:9396

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