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Table 2 Number and percentage of reported needlestick injuries in 2007 and 2009 within different departments of the Heidelberg University Hospital

From: Reduction of needlestick injuries in healthcare personnel at a university hospital using safety devices

  NSIs 2007 N (%) NSIs 2009 N (%) p-value
surgery 152 (33.9%) 119 (34.0%) 0.002
internal medicine 79 (17.6%) 65 (18.6%) 0.048
gynaecology 45 (10.0%) 37 (10.6%) 0.224
dentistry 41 (9.2%) 22 (6.3%) 0.007
anaesthesisiology 32 (7.1%) 13 (3.7%) 0.005
pediatrics 16 (3.6%) 26 (7.4%) 0.154
psychiatry 12 (2.7%) 3 (0.9%) 0.015
neurology 11 (2.5%) 8 (2.3%) 0.275
radiology 7 (1.6%) 9 (2.6%) 0.700
others 11 (2.5%) 14 (4.0%) 0.759
total 448 (100%) 350 (100%)