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Title: Location Where Puncture Injuries and Other Blood Exposures Occurred, 1995
Type: Bar graph with 12 segments identifying percentage of cases.
63 hospitals, 3,552 total incidents
Source: Adapted from Ippolito et. al, 1997
Most injuries occur, as you would probably suspect, in areas where patient care occurs. Injuries occur most frequently in patient rooms, in the operating room, the emergency room, or the critical care units.