Hand injuries are the most common injuries. They account for 6.6% to 28.6% of all injuries and also constitute 5-10% of emergency department (ED) visits nationwide in the U. S. There is a lack of awareness of the significance of hand injuries across all sectors: business and industry, government and non-government sectors. Hand injuries impose a significant economic burden as about 11% of workers who sustain hand injuries never return to their jobs. Additionally, the social,economic and physical impact of disabilities (permanent or temporary) on the loss of productive working hours is a huge burden on the community.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development|
|Publication status||Published - 01-09-2018|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health