Clin Pediatr (Phila) 2017 Aug 1:9922817727465. Epub 2017 Aug 1.
1 Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York, Lake Success, NY, USA.
This study assessed pediatric residents' reported knowledge of and self-confidence in identifying/treating 8 vaccine-preventable diseases. Pediatric residents nationwide (n = 385) reported (1) if they had previously diagnosed measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, varicella, and/or polio; (2) their comfort level in treating these diseases; (3) the likelihood of identifying symptoms; and (4) 16 disease-related statements as true/false. More than 25% of residents were not comfortable treating 5 of the 8 diseases. Read More