Traditionally, health care worker injury exposure data is analyzed one category at a time, which tends to isolate the researcher from a more global perspective of an industry-wide analysis. The Epidemic of Health Care Worker Injury: An Epidemiology provides an industry-wide analysis that facilitates a wide-angle view of the dangers of working in health care, by focusing on the major categories of health care worker injury:
needlesticks, the most prevalent risk
back injury, the most expensive risk
violence and assault-health care workers account for more than half of all assaulted service workers
infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and hepatitis C
latex allergy, which now affects almost 10% of health-care workers
managed care and its profound effect on the injury rates through downsizing, deskilling, and increased acuity
injuries to different populations of health care workers
home health care injury rates
long-term care injuries, which have doubled in the last decade
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Published December 9, 1998
by CRC Press.
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