Effect of a security system on violent incidents and hidden weapons in the emergency department.

@article{Rankins1999EffectOA,
  title={Effect of a security system on violent incidents and hidden weapons in the emergency department.},
  author={Robert Rankins and Gregory W. Hendey},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={676-9}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine the number of weapons confiscated and assaults reported in an urban county emergency department before and after the implementation of a security system. METHODS This is a retrospective review of security records for a 54-month period from 1992 to 1996. We determined the number of weapons and assaults before and after the implementation of a security system consisting of metal detectors, cameras, limited access, and a manned security booth at the ED entrance. We… CONTINUE READING

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