Physicians' attitudes towards self-treatment of latent tuberculosis [Short communication]
We conducted a cross-sectional study to assess physicians' attitudes towards self-treatment of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) based on real-time responses related to actual purified protein derivative (PPD) results, in addition to using hypothetical situations for those who were
PPD-negative. We also obtained information on physicians' recommendations for their patients to treat this condition. Although the physicians claimed to recommend optimal treatment to their patients, the majority of them had different attitudes when considering treatment for themselves. There
appears to be a discrepancy between physicians' attitudes to self-treatment and their management of patients with LTBI.
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Document Type: Research Article
Department of Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Department of Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Publication date: 2012-02-01
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