The study purpose was to investigate the adherence to postexposure management of health care workers (HCWs) in Taiwan. A total of 685 HCWs of 1164 HCWs who had reported exposure incidents during 2003-2005 completed questionnaires. Only 33% of the 567 exposed HCWs adhered to the postexposure management. Adherence was associated with percutaneous injury and knowledge of the seropositive status of source patients. Regular follow-ups for seroconversion testing are essential to improving the quality of postexposure management.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Health Policy
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Infectious Diseases