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Influence of Workplace, Location and Experience on Preoperative Routine Viral Screening Tests: A Post-Hoc Observation from an Online Survey

Habib Md Reazaul Karim, Tuhin Mistry.

Abstract
Introduction: Possible occupational exposure to Human Immunodeficiency type 1 and 2 (HIV-1/2), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV) poses a great apprehension among the perioperative health care providers. Routine screening of these disease statuses is frequent, but it is unknown whether there is an influence of workplace, location, and experience on such routine screening.
Materials and Methods: The present analysis is a post-hoc analysis of a previously conducted online survey from February 2018 to April 2018. One-hundred-ninety responses (86.3% Anesthesiologists, rest surgeons) were analyzed; 88.9% were practicing preoperative viral testing routinely. The influence of workplace, location, and experience on such routine screening was analyzed using Fisher’s exact test; two-tailed p<0.05 was considered as significant.
Results: Anaesthesiologists working in the autonomous institutes with teaching background were doing less routine practices, yet there were no significant differences among the anesthesiologists and surgeons and no influence of workplace and experience noted.
Conclusion: This mini-survey indicates that routine preoperative viral screening is very frequent and practiced equally by anesthesiologists and surgeons working across different health care setups and having different experiences.

Key words: Laboratory Tests; Anesthesia; Preoperative Assessment; Routine Testing; Infection, Viral; Screening;


 
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Karim HMR, Mistry T. Influence of Workplace, Location and Experience on Preoperative Routine Viral Screening Tests: A Post-Hoc Observation from an Online Survey. Ulutas Med J. 2020; 6(2): 74-79. doi:10.5455/umj.20200311082916


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Karim HMR, Mistry T. Influence of Workplace, Location and Experience on Preoperative Routine Viral Screening Tests: A Post-Hoc Observation from an Online Survey. http://www.ulutasmedicaljournal.com/?mno=91802 [Access: November 11, 2020]. doi:10.5455/umj.20200311082916


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Karim HMR, Mistry T. Influence of Workplace, Location and Experience on Preoperative Routine Viral Screening Tests: A Post-Hoc Observation from an Online Survey. Ulutas Med J. 2020; 6(2): 74-79. doi:10.5455/umj.20200311082916



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Karim HMR, Mistry T. Influence of Workplace, Location and Experience on Preoperative Routine Viral Screening Tests: A Post-Hoc Observation from an Online Survey. Ulutas Med J. (2020), [cited November 11, 2020]; 6(2): 74-79. doi:10.5455/umj.20200311082916



Harvard Style

Karim, H. M. R. & Mistry, . T. (2020) Influence of Workplace, Location and Experience on Preoperative Routine Viral Screening Tests: A Post-Hoc Observation from an Online Survey. Ulutas Med J, 6 (2), 74-79. doi:10.5455/umj.20200311082916



Turabian Style

Karim, Habib Md Reazaul, and Tuhin Mistry. 2020. Influence of Workplace, Location and Experience on Preoperative Routine Viral Screening Tests: A Post-Hoc Observation from an Online Survey. THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL, 6 (2), 74-79. doi:10.5455/umj.20200311082916



Chicago Style

Karim, Habib Md Reazaul, and Tuhin Mistry. "Influence of Workplace, Location and Experience on Preoperative Routine Viral Screening Tests: A Post-Hoc Observation from an Online Survey." THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL 6 (2020), 74-79. doi:10.5455/umj.20200311082916



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Karim, Habib Md Reazaul, and Tuhin Mistry. "Influence of Workplace, Location and Experience on Preoperative Routine Viral Screening Tests: A Post-Hoc Observation from an Online Survey." THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL 6.2 (2020), 74-79. Print. doi:10.5455/umj.20200311082916



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Karim, H. M. R. & Mistry, . T. (2020) Influence of Workplace, Location and Experience on Preoperative Routine Viral Screening Tests: A Post-Hoc Observation from an Online Survey. THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL, 6 (2), 74-79. doi:10.5455/umj.20200311082916