Publications by authors named "Amy J Behrman"

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Tuberculosis Screening, Testing, and Treatment of US Health Care Personnel: ACOEM and NTCA Joint Task Force on Implementation of the 2019 MMWR Recommendations.

J Occup Environ Med 2020 07;62(7):e355-e369

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Elk Grove, Illinois.

: On May 17, 2019, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Tuberculosis Controllers Association issued new Recommendations for Tuberculosis Screening, Testing, and Treatment of Health Care Personnel, United States, 2019, updating the health care personnel-related sections of the Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Health-Care Settings, 2005. This companion document offers the collective effort and experience of occupational health, infectious disease, and public health experts from major academic and public health institutions across the United States and expands on each section of the 2019 recommendations to provide clarifications, explanations, and considerations that go beyond the 2019 recommendations to answer questions that may arise and to offer strategies for implementation.
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July 2020

Vaccines for Health Care Personnel.

Mayo Clin Proc 2019 10 9;94(10):2127-2141. Epub 2019 Sep 9.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.

Medical Center Occupational Health (MCOH) programs must protect health care personnel (HCP) against the occupational risk of vaccine-preventable diseases. This thematic review outlines the rationale for the use of recommended vaccines in HCP; summarizes the available evidence regarding vaccine effectiveness, administration, and assessment of immunity; and provides guidance for MCOH programs navigating challenging situations.
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October 2019

Physician attitudes towards influenza immunization and vaccine mandates.

Vaccine 2010 Mar 29;28(13):2517-21. Epub 2010 Jan 29.

University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.

Aim: We surveyed physicians' opinions and acceptance of influenza immunization.

Scope: A web-based survey was sent to all physicians in two academic departments during spring 2009.

Results: 227 (40.5%) physicians responded. Physicians who frequently cared for high-risk patients self-reported higher immunization rates than physicians with infrequent contact (P=0.0002). There were no significant differences in immunization rates between emergency medicine (EM) and internal medicine (IM), between those with and without children at home, nor by age group. A majority (84.6%) supported mandatory vaccination. IM physicians were more supportive of mandates than EM physicians (P<0.0001).

Conclusion: Self-reported immunization rates were high among study physicians. Acceptance of mandatory vaccination was substantial, but varied by specialty.
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March 2010