Risk Management of Febrile Respiratory Illness in Emergency Departments
Puro, V., Fusco, F.M., Lanini, S., et al. (2008). Risk Management of Febrile Respiratory Illness in Emergency Departments. The New Microbiologica. 31(2):165-73.
The authors use data from prior infectious disease outbreaks, including SARS in 2003, to emphasize how important it is for emergency departments to have effective screening and isolation protocols in place for febrile respiratory illness. Such protocols are critical to avoid possible disease transmission by infected patients in the waiting room to others also waiting to be seen.