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RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES Clinicians' means of stratification of risk of violence has been previously studied in health settings, but not in general practice. This study aimed to investigate the means by which general practitioners (GPs) assess risk of violence in their clinical practice. METHOD A qualitative design using focus group interviews and(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish the prevalence and characteristics of occupational violence in Australian urban general practice, and examine practitioner correlates of violence. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS Cross-sectional questionnaire survey mailed to all members (n = 1085) of three urban divisions of general practice in New South Wales in August and(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore GPs' opinions about the causes of occupational violence in general practice. DESIGN A cross-sectional qualitative study. SETTING Three urban divisions of general practice in New South Wales, Australia. PARTICIPANTS A total of 172 GPs: 18 GPs participated in focus group discussions and a further 154 provided written responses. (More)
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES Occupational violence is increasingly recognized as a problem in general practice, and has been suggested as adversely affecting general practitioners' (GPs) provision of services to patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of experiences of violence and perceptions of risk of violence with provision(More)
Advanced laboratories have requirements for high-purity chemicals with less than 500 ppm total impurities (ultrapure chemicals) and with broad analytical definition of each lot. Some economically feasible approaches to the practical analysis of such chemicals, both inorganic and organic, are delineated. Compounds used in the study of lunar samples and in(More)
The risk of occupational violence is a cause for considerable concern in Australian general practice. Emerging evidence from Australian general practice is consistent with evidence from the United Kingdom that occupational violence is common and has important effects on practitioner welfare and delivery of care. This article provides an overview of the(More)
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