Underreporting of needlestick and sharps injuries among healthcare workers in a Swiss University Hospital.

@article{Voide2012UnderreportingON,
  title={Underreporting of needlestick and sharps injuries among healthcare workers in a Swiss University Hospital.},
  author={Cathy Voide and Katharine E A Darling and Alain Kenfak-Foguena and V{\'e}ronique Erard and Matthias Cavassini and Catherine Lazor-Blanchet},
  journal={Swiss medical weekly},
  year={2012},
  volume={142},
  pages={
          w13523
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To determine 1) rates of needlestick and sharps injuries (NSSIs) not reported to occupational health services, 2) reasons for underreporting and 3) awareness of reporting procedures in a Swiss university hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS We surveyed 6,367 employees having close clinical contact with patients or patient specimens. The questionnaire covered age, sex, occupation, years spent in occupation, history of NSSI during the preceding twelve months, NSSI reporting, barriers to… CONTINUE READING