「食品に起因した感染症が疑われる患者」の届出に関するエイズ拠点病院担当医師の意識調査 [in Japanese] Survey of Physicians Working for AIDS Core Hospitals of Foodborne Disease Reporting [in Japanese]
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Objectives: To clarify the attitude of physicians toward the diagnosis and reporting on patients with foodborne disease after implementation of infectious disease prevention and medical treatment to patients as per the Infectious Diseases Act of 1999.<br>Methods: A questionnaire, including experience of diagnosis and reporting on patients with foodborne disease, was mailed to all physicians in charge of AIDS treatment in medical facilities established as AIDS core hospitals.<br>Results: Out of the 391 AIDS core hospitals, 224 (57%) cooperated with the survey. Seven hundred and four questionnaires were distributed to physicians and 681 (97%) were returned. The number of physicians with experience of diagnosing patients with foodborne disease was 391 (57%). One hundred and sixty-six physicians (57%) answered “Reported occasionally” and fifty-five (14%) answered “Never reported”. The two main reasons for not reporting were “Did not report because I thought there were no other cases” and “Did not report because the case was not so severe”.<br>Conclusions: A single or sporadic case must be reported by physicians to health authorities to ensure an early alert of illness or potential illness that could affect communities.
- Nippon Eiseigaku Zasshi (Japanese Journal of Hygiene)
Nippon Eiseigaku Zasshi (Japanese Journal of Hygiene) 57(2), 522-526, 2002-05-15
The Japanese Society for Hygiene