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Burden of injury and illness in health care as documented by surveillance systems.

Authors
Boiano-JM; Sestito-JP; Luckhaupt-SE; Robinson-CF; Walker-JT
Source
Handbook of Modern Hospital Safety, 2nd edition. Charney W, ed., Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2009 Jul; :2.14-2.47
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20035800
Abstract
This section presents an overview illustrated by charts and tables that describe the national magnitude and trends of occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities in the HCSA sector,* as documented by various federal and state-based surveillance systems. The data focus on the three Health Care subsectors (i.e., ambulatory health care services, hospitals, and nursing and residential care facilities), although data for social assistance are also provided, where available. Data are presented for predominant health and safety hazards and issues including sprains and strains, overexertion/repetitive trauma, falls on same level, assaults and violent acts, sharps injuries (SIs), and infectious disease. Significantly elevated causes of death for each of the three Health Care subsectors and for the largest health care occupations are also provided.
Keywords
Health-care; Health-care-facilities; Health-care-personnel; Physicians; Nurses; Radiologists; Demographic-characteristics; Epidemiology; Statistical-analysis; Surveillance-programs
Publication Date
20090728
Document Type
Book or book chapter
Editors
Charney-W
Fiscal Year
2009
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9781420047851
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Priority Area
Healthcare and Social Assistance
Source Name
Handbook of Modern Hospital Safety
State
OH; FL
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