Nighttime assaults: using a national emergency department monitoring system to predict occurrence, target prevention and plan services

@inproceedings{Bellis2012NighttimeAU,
  title={Nighttime assaults: using a national emergency department monitoring system to predict occurrence, target prevention and plan services},
  author={Mark A Bellis and Nicola Leckenby and Karen E Hughes and Chris Luke and Sacha Wyke and Zara Quigg},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Emergency department (ED) data have the potential to provide critical intelligence on when violence is most likely to occur and the characteristics of those who suffer the greatest health impacts. We use a national experimental ED monitoring system to examine how it could target violence prevention interventions towards at risk communities and optimise acute responses to calendar, holiday and other celebration-related changes in nighttime assaults. METHODS A cross-sectional… CONTINUE READING
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