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Table 3 Applied device or performed procedure during needlestick injury and number of NSIs in 2007 and 2009

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

  NSIs 2007 (N) NSIs 2009 (N) Decrease/increase 2009 (p-value)
surgical instrument 102 82 - 19.6% (0.826)
port needle 78 88 + 12.8% (0.008)
stapling system (wound sealing) 52 35 - 32.7% (0.470)
blood withdrawal 50 27 - 46.0% (0.010)
peripheral venous catheter 49 21 - 57.1% (0.014)
hypodermic needle 47 20 - 57.4% (0.016)
lancet 19 25 + 31.6% (0.075)
others 51 52 + 2.0% (0.146)
total 448 (100%) 350 (100%) - 21.9%