[The assessment of exposure to the risk of the manual lifting of patients. The results of a clinical study in a geriatric institute of Milan].

In a geriatric hospital in Milan, with over 1000 beds and 750 healthcare workers (with different skills and training), by means of an accident register, during 1997 an 11% incidence of acute low back pain was recorded, with a mean of 19 days absence from work. For this reason, special attention was given to the assessment of manual patient handling risk and… (More)