Factors Affecting Perceived Risk of Contracting Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Among Academic Physicians
Stewart, Donna E.
Grace, Sherry L.
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SARS disproportionately affects healthcare providers. A physician survey was administered within three hospitals providing care to SARS patients. Knowing a colleague who contracted SARS and previous occupational exposure to infectious agents were significantly predictive of greater perceived risk, whereas perceived effectiveness of precautions and provision of direct care were not.