Thursday, July 10, 2014

Violence in Hospitals: How It's on the Rise but Can Be Reduced

Excellent article

How Do We Know If We’re Creating a Safer Environment for Patients and Staff?

Type II workplace violence (NIOSH, 2006), where the victim is a provider and the patient is the perpetrator, is an issue for all acute hospitals and is increasing (Privitera, 2011) as hospital stays decrease in length and patient acuity increases in strength.

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