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Document ID (ISN)109554
CIS number 09-569
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ahn Y.S., Lim H.S.
Title Occupational infectious diseases among Korean health care workers compensated with industrial accident compensation insurance from 1998 to 2004
Bibliographic information Sep. 2008, Vol.46, No.5, p.448-454. Illus. 21 ref.
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Abstract Using the database of the Korea Labor Welfare Corporation, the 307 cases of occupational infectious diseases among the health care workers who were compensated from 1998 to 2004 were analyzed. Women accounted for 83% of the compensated cases. The most common age group was that of 20-29 yrs of age. The majority of infections were tuberculosis, hepatitis, chickenpox, AIDS and scabies. The major types of occupations were nurses, doctors, clinical pathology technicians and workers who were taking care of patients. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Korea, Republic of; health care personnel; infectious diseases; occupational diseases
Descriptors (secondary) compensation of occupational diseases; tuberculosis; scabies; pathology; infectious hepatitis; sex-linked differences; immunodeficiency syndrome; hospitals; nursing personnel; role of insurance institutions; age-linked differences; chickenpox
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceKorea, Republic of
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Viral diseases (other than aids)
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases