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dc.contributor.authorBoden, Leslieen_US
dc.contributor.authorPetrofsky, Y. V.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHopcia, K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWagner, G. R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHashimoto, D.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-28T01:30:50Z
dc.date.available2016-09-28T01:30:50Z
dc.date.issued2015-03
dc.identifier.citationBoden, L. I., Petrofsky, Y. V., Hopcia, K., Wagner, G. R., & Hashimoto, D. (2015). Understanding the hospital sharps injury reporting pathway. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 58(3), 282-289.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/17893
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: Patient-care workers are frequently exposed to sharps injuries, which can involve the risk of serious illness. Underreporting of these injuries can compromise prevention efforts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We linked survey responses of 1572 non-physician patient-care workers with the Occupational Health Services (OHS) database at two academic hospitals. We determined whether survey respondents who said they had sharps injuries indicated that they had reported them and whether reported injuries were recorded in the OHS database. RESULTS: Respondents said that they reported 62 of 78 sharps injuries occurring over a 12-month period. Only 28 appeared in the OHS data. Safety practices were positively associated with respondents’ saying they reported sharps injuries but not with whether reported injuries appeared in the OHS data. CONCLUSIONS: Administrators should consider creating reporting mechanisms that are simpler and more direct. Administrators and researchers should attempt to understand how incidents might be lost before they are recorded.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherWiley Periodicals, Inc.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAmerican Journal of Industrial Medicine: v. 58, no. 3
dc.subjectHospital incident reportingen_US
dc.subjectOccupational injuriesen_US
dc.subjectSharps injuriesen_US
dc.subjectSurveillanceen_US
dc.subjectUnderreportingen_US
dc.titleUnderstanding the hospital sharps injury reporting pathwayen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/ajim.22392
dc.identifier.pmid25308763


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