Injuries

Employee injury rates up in state-run skilled nursing facilities

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Nursing facilities ranked as the most injury- and illness-prone state-run workplace in 2016, according to data released Thursday by the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.

20% of Medicare patients harmed due to improper care; nursing homes among areas needing more attention, researcher says

20% of Medicare patients harmed due to improper care; nursing homes among areas needing more attention, researcher says

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Nearly one in five Medicare patients fall prey to medically related injuries unrelated to their underlying disease or condition, according to new research.

Nursing facilities rank fifth in most dangerous workplaces

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Nursing facilities are the most dangerous workplace in Maine and the fifth most dangerous workplace in the U.S., according to a new study from an insurance company.

Study predicts injury increase for medical professionals

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High tech will mean high-risk for some healthcare workers, according to projections from a Cornell University ergonomics professor. The push to make healthcare high tech, which is being pumped with $20 billion from the federal stimulus package, will create some of its own healthcare claims, he says.

Injury rates among nursing home workers are alarmingly high, labor report finds

Injury rates among nursing home workers are alarmingly high, labor report finds

Nursing home workers are accidentally injured on the job at a higher rate than workers in other sectors, including construction, manufacturing and mining, according to new Labor Department statistics.