TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
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 *
PUB. DATE
February 2001
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/20/2001, Vol. 164 Issue 4, p479
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
4120045

 

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