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Characteristics of Occupational Injuries among Spanish Nursing Workers

Consejería de Educación y Deporte, Junta de Andalucía, 29071 Málaga, Spain
Departamento de Economía y Administración de Empresas, Universidad de Málaga, 29071 Málaga, Spain
Consejería de Salud, Servicio Andaluz de Salud, Andalucía, 29400 Ronda, Spain
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Academic Editors: Christian Napoli and George Rachiotis
Healthcare 2022, 10(2), 220;
Received: 26 November 2021 / Revised: 17 January 2022 / Accepted: 18 January 2022 / Published: 24 January 2022
Introduction: Nursing professionals face a multitude of daily occupational hazards that can cause occupational accidents. AIM: The objective of this work is to analyze the personal variables included in official accident reports, to evaluate their influence on occupational accidents suffered by nursing and nursing assistant professionals. Methodology: A total of 187,821 occupational accidents recorded in Spain from 2011 to 2019 were analyzed in the sector using contingency tables, chi-square, and corrected standardized residuals. Results: The results showed that the older the professional, the probability that once the accident had occurred, its severity would be more serious. Regarding gender, men are more likely to suffer more serious accidents compared to accidents registered by women. Results about the length of service and nationality did not reach statistical significance in the group of accidents analyzed. Conclusions: The planning of preventive measures must be adapted to the profiles of the workers in the most vulnerable sector. View Full-Text
Keywords: nursing; occupational accidents; safety risk; workplace nursing; occupational accidents; safety risk; workplace
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Rey-Merchán, M.d.C.; López-Arquillos, A.; Rey-Merchán, A.M. Characteristics of Occupational Injuries among Spanish Nursing Workers. Healthcare 2022, 10, 220.

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