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    Title: Underreporting Reasons
    Type: Text Slide
    • Lack of time
    • Employer response
    • Concern about HIV status
    Speaker Notes:

    The main reason for underreporting is a lack of time, but the perceived response of the employer and the health care worker's concern about the HIV status of the source also influence reporting rates (Hibberd, 1995). Employers with more complete or extensive post-exposure follow-up procedures have more complete reporting of injuries (Ippolito, et al., 1997).