Obscured by administrative data?

Racial disparities in occupational injury
This study finds that administrative injury data – the backbone of national occupational health surveillance systems – may systematically underestimate injury rates among racial minority healthcare workers in the US. Employers should both examine why underlying injury rates are higher among minority workers and adjust reporting practices to reduce racial disparities in formal injury reporting practices.

Source: Sabbath EL, Boden LI, Williams JAR, Hashimoto D, Hopcia K, Sorensen G. (2016). Scand J Work Environ Health.

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