Analysis of the causes of occupational injuries in the medical field as a basis for its prevention

  • A. P. Yavorovsky Bogomolets National Medical University
  • Yu. N. Skaletsky SI «O.M. Marzeiev Institute for Pablic Health NAMS of Ukraine»
  • M. M. Rygan National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sport
  • V. V. Maistrenko PA «National Scientific and Research Institute of Industrial Safety and Occupational Safety and Health»
  • А. К. Gorval SI «O.M. Marzeiev Institute for Pablic Health NAMS of Ukraine»
  • R. P. Brukhno Bogomolets National Medical University
Keywords: health care, medical workers, causes of occupational injuries.

Abstract

Introduction. Harmful and dangerous working conditions in health care, among other things, often force health workers to look for work in other institutions and industries, to migrate to other countries, as well as negatively affect their productivity and pose a threat to patient safety.

The purpose of the study is to analyze the causes of injuries in health care.

Materials and methods. The causes of occupational injuries in the domestic medical sphere were investigated in the work with the help of bibliosemantic and mathematical methods, the method of system analysis.

Results. The causes of occupational injuries in health care in the period from 2006 to 2018 are analyzed in detail. It was found that mainly occupational injuries with serious consequences in health care occur due to organizational nature - 59%, in second place for psychophysiological reasons - 37.8% and in third place for technical reasons - 3.2%. At the same time, the causes of industrial injuries with fatal consequences in the medical field had a fundamentally different distribution: clearly dominated by causes of psychophysiological nature - 78.2%, in second place - organizational reasons - 20.6% and in third place - technical reasons - 1 , 2%.

Conclusions. In the period from 2006 to 2018, organizational causes prevailed among the causes of occupational injuries in the domestic medical sphere, and among the causes of fatal injuries - psychophysiological causes. A significant proportion of victims of occupational injuries in health care for organizational and technical reasons are related to the operation, maintenance and technical condition of transport activities. High levels of occupational injuries, including fatalities, due to unsatisfactory physical condition or health status of health care workers, their low mental health stability, and the wrongful acts of others are a cause for concern.

Key words: health care, medical workers, causes of occupational injuries.

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Published
2020-07-05
How to Cite
Yavorovsky, A. P., Skaletsky, Y. N., Rygan, M. M., Maistrenko, V. V., GorvalА. К., & Brukhno, R. P. (2020). Analysis of the causes of occupational injuries in the medical field as a basis for its prevention. Ukrainian Journal of Military Medicine, 1(2), 24-34. https://doi.org/10.46847/ujmm.2020.2(1)-024
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Military preventive medicine