Physicians' prevention practices and incidence of neonatal group B streptococcal disease in 2 Canadian regions

Davies, H. Dele; Adair, Carol E.; Schuchat, Anne; Low, Donald E.; Sauve, Reg S.; McGeer, Allison; the Alberta Neonatal Group B Streptococcal Network; and the Toronto Invasive Bacterial Diseases Network *
February 2001
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/20/2001, Vol. 164 Issue 4, p479
Academic Journal
Interpretation: The adoption by Canadian obstetric care providers of neonatal GBS prevention practices recommended by expert groups was slow but improved significantly over time. These findings highlight the difficulties associated with achieving compliance with diverse and frequently changing recommendations. However, the associated incidence of neonatal GBS disease, which was low or declining, suggests that efforts to disseminate current GBS prevention guidelines have been moderately successful.


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