Injuries due to assaults on psychiatric hospital employees in Washington State.

@article{Bensley1997InjuriesDT,
  title={Injuries due to assaults on psychiatric hospital employees in Washington State.},
  author={Lillian Southwick Bensley and Nancy Nelson and Joel D. Kaufman and Barbara Silverstein and John Kalat and Jack W. Shields},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={92-9}
}
In order to estimate rates and identify risk factors for assaults on employees of a state psychiatric hospital, we examined workers' compensation claims, hospital-recorded incident reports, and data collected in a survey of ward staff. Results revealed 13.8 workers' compensation claims due to assault per 100 employees per year. Assaults were responsible for 60% of total claims. Incident reports revealed 35 injuries due to assault per 100 employees per year. Survey data revealed 415 injuries due… CONTINUE READING