TB rates are at an all time low in the U.S. and serial TB testing is inefficient and burdensome. Here we describe a model to guide TB screening based on occupational and non-occupational risk. Facility-level risk is taken into account only to drive policy. This methodology will reduce the cost and labor burden of TB screening.
This poster was presented at the SHEA Decennial: 6th International Conference on Healthcare Associated Infections
Sims, Kristin MPH CIC CPPS FAPIC and Gutierrez, Amy RN, MSN, "Financial and Labor Benefits of the Individual TB Risk Assessment Model for Annual TB Screening" (2020). Infection Control. 1.