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Burden of injury and illness in health care as documented by surveillance systems.
Boiano JM; Sestito JP; Luckhaupt SE; Robinson CF; Walker JT
Handbook of modern hospital safety, 2nd edition. Charney W, ed. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2009 Jul; :2.14-2.47
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.
Health-care; Health-care-facilities; Health-care-personnel; Physicians; Nurses; Radiologists; Demographic-characteristics; Epidemiology; Statistical-analysis; Surveillance-programs
Healthcare and Social Assistance
Handbook of modern hospital safety, 2nd edition
Page last reviewed: May 5, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division