Needlestick injuries in the United States. Epidemiologic, economic, and quality of life issues.

@article{Lee2005NeedlestickII,
  title={Needlestick injuries in the United States. Epidemiologic, economic, and quality of life issues.},
  author={Jennifer M. Lee and Marc F. Botteman and Nicholas Xanthakos and Lars Nicklasson},
  journal={AAOHN journal : official journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses},
  year={2005},
  volume={53 3},
  pages={117-33}
}
Best evidence from prospective studies with aggressive monitoring suggests that the incidence of needlestick injuries is significantly higher than reported through passive surveillance, ranging from 14 to 839 needlestick injuries per 1,000 health care workers per year. The economic cost of managing these injuries is substantial, ranging from dollars 51 to dollars 3,766 (2002 U.S. dollars). This amount excludes the cost of treating the long-term complications of needlestick injuries, such as HIV… CONTINUE READING
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