Percutaneous Injuries before and after the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act

Source: Elayne K. Phillips, Mark R. Conaway, Janine C. Jagger, New England Journal of Medicine, February 16, 2012

Our findings provide evidence that the NSPA contributed to the decline in percutaneous injuries among U.S. hospital workers. They also support the concept that well-crafted legislation bolstered by effective enforcement can be a motivating factor in the transition to injury-control practices and technologies, resulting in a safer work environment and workforce.

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