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Occupational Exposure to Blood or Body Fluids as a Result of Needlestick Injuries and Other Sharp Device Injuries Among Medical Residents in Japan

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Koji Wada
Affiliation:
Department of Occupational Health, Kanagawa, Japan Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Rie Narai
Affiliation:
Faculty of Medicine, Kitasato University, and the Health Promotion Centre, Mazda Motor Corporation, Hiroshima
Yumi Sakata
Affiliation:
Department of Occupational Mental Health, Kanagawa, Japan
Toru Yoshikawa
Affiliation:
Sagamihara, and theInstitute for Science of Labour, Kasawaki, Kanagawa, Japan
Masashi Tsunoda
Affiliation:
Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Kanagawa, Japan
Katsutoshi Tanaka
Affiliation:
Department of Occupational Mental Health, Kanagawa, Japan
Yoshiharu Aizawa
Affiliation:
Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Kanagawa, Japan
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