How Do Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM) Policies Affect Nurse Injury Rates?


Abstract: In order to reduce the rate of workplace injuries and illnesses among nurses, eleven states successively enacted "Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM)" laws or regulations promoted by the American Nurses Association from 2005 to 2011. An important question to ask regarding SPHM is to what extent does the SPHM policy affect the injury rate of nurses? The author of this study assesses... read more

Tufts University. Department of Economics.
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