Notable variables not associated with being a secondary patient
included hugging or social kissing; sharing plates, cups, meals, sheesha, or a toilet; and cleaning or feeding the index patient.
The ambulances will include facilities for one primary patient, a secondary patient
and space for medical equipment storage.
The second male partner sought care on June 25 from the same infectious disease specialist who had evaluated the secondary patient
. He reported experiencing malaise, sore throat, and nasal congestion the day after sexual contact with the secondary patient
* BACKGROUND Care of a secondary patient
(an individual other than the primary patient for an outpatient visit) is common in family practice, but the content of care of this type of patient has not been described.
"The provision of secondary patient
care facilitates access to care and thus can be looked at as an added value provided by family physicians," Dr.
Care was provided to a secondary patient
during 18% of observed outpatient visits.
The fifth secondary patient
was a phlebotomist on the same medical ward as the index patient.
Information about epidemiologically related patients identified from public health investigations was gathered with a standardized data collection form that included the direction of transmission (i.e., whether the contact was a source patient or secondary patient
in relation to the index patient or whether the direction of transmission was unknown), the relationship between patients (shared a household, nonhousehold friends or relatives, co-worker, or common source), and the exposure setting (correctional, school or day-care center, workplace, emergency shelter, group quarters, hospital, nursing home, other long-term care facility, or other setting).