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Needlestick Injuries among Employees at a Nationwide Retail Pharmacy Chain, 2000–2011
Marie A. de Perio MD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 33, No. 11 (November 2012), pp. 1156-1158
Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/668033
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We reviewed a nationwide retail pharmacy chain’s centralized needlestick injury reports. From 2000 to 2011, 33 needlestick injuries were reported by 31 different pharmacy locations and were likely preventable. The annual incidence of needlestick injuries ranged from 0 to 3.62 per 100,000 vaccinations and ranged from 0 to 5.65 per 1,000 immunizing pharmacists.
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