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Table 6 Injury rates based on hospital registers and estimated injury rates, taking into account underreporting, in years 2010–2014, by profession

From: Epidemiology of needlestick and sharp injuries among health care workers based on records from 252 hospitals for the period 2010–2014, Poland

  Average number of HCWs in 252 hospitals tested Average injury rate / 1000 HCWs Average injury rate / 1000 HCWs having 45.2% of underreporting
Physicians 28,051 16.0 29.2
Nurses 64,806 20.5 37.4
Paramedics 3449 16.8 30.7
Total (∑)/ average (x̅) ∑ = 96,306 x̅=19.0 x̅=32.4