Tag: Biostatistics in epidemiological studies

Rising cases of needlestick injuries among healthcare workers

By Manika Awasthi & Priya Chetty on May 10, 2022 No Comments

Needlestick injuries caused due to improper handling of blood collection needles, hypodermic needles, intravenous stiles and needles used for connecting parts of intravenous delivery systems, are the most common occupational hazards among healthcare providers (Norsayani and Hassim, 2003). The occupational exposure of health care personnel to needlestick injuries results in serious infectious complications ranging from […]

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Epidemiological data play an important role in healthcare policy making

By Avishek Majumder & Abhinash on October 30, 2018 No Comments

Epidemiology is a branch of study that predicts the occurrences and patterns of diseases in different groups of the population. It helps in assessing the reason and factors behind the occurrence of a disease. Epidemiological information helps plan and strategies to prevent and manage epidemic diseases or illness.