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Needle-Stick Injuries Among Healthcare Workers in a Teaching Hospital

Maryam Amini 1 , Mohammad Javad Behzadnia 2 , Fatemeh Saboori 1 , Mohammadkarim Bahadori 3 , * and Ramin Ravangard 4
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1 Department of Infectious Diseases, Shahed University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
2 Department of Emergency Medicine, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
3 Health Management Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
4 School of Management and Medical Information Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, IR Iran
Article information
  • Trauma Monthly: November 1, 2015, 20 (4); e18829
  • Published Online: November 23, 2015
  • Article Type: Brief Report
  • Received: March 10, 2014
  • Revised: May 28, 2014
  • Accepted: June 1, 2014
  • DOI: 10.5812/traumamon.18829

To Cite: Amini M, Behzadnia M J, Saboori F, Bahadori M, Ravangard R. Needle-Stick Injuries Among Healthcare Workers in a Teaching Hospital, Trauma Mon. 2015 ; 20(4):e18829. doi: 10.5812/traumamon.18829.

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