Hand injuries in foreign labour workers in an Irish university hospital.
AffiliationDepartment of Plastic and Hand Surgery, University Medical Centre, Freiburg, Germany;
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CitationHand injuries in foreign labour workers in an Irish university hospital. 2009, 17 (1):22-4 Can J Plast Surg
JournalThe Canadian journal of plastic surgery = Journal canadien de chirurgie plastique
AbstractThe present study reports on a new, rapidly growing patient subpopulation presenting with hand injuries to the Department of Plastic Surgery in Cork University Hospital (Ireland). The impact of the 10 new European Union accession states on the trauma workload is examined. The associated growth in expenditure on interpreter services is also examined. Potential risk factors in the foreign workers' new working environment is explored.
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