Management of violence in the workplace: a New Zealand survey.

  title={Management of violence in the workplace: a New Zealand survey.},
  author={Christopher Gale and Ora Pellett and J. Coverdale and G Paton Simpson},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica. Supplementum},
OBJECTIVE To estimate the rate of adverse events to staff, to survey the use of various preventative measures, and to assess any association between these factors and the reported event rate. METHOD An anonymous postal nation-wide survey of violence reported to managers of psychiatric units in New Zealand. RESULTS The mean rate of adverse event per 100 full time equivalent staff was 16.2 (range 0-187) for property damage, 16.3 (range 0-204) for attempted assault, 12 (range 0-194) for… CONTINUE READING