Patient Violence Toward Psychiatric Health Care Workers in Israel as Viewed Through Incident Reports

@article{Drori2017PatientVT,
  title={Patient Violence Toward Psychiatric Health Care Workers in Israel as Viewed Through Incident Reports},
  author={Tal Drori and H. Guetta and M. Ben Natan and Yaakov Polakevich},
  journal={Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association},
  year={2017},
  volume={23},
  pages={143 - 148}
}
BACKGROUND: Rates of violence perpetrated by patients toward health care workers are known to be higher in psychiatry than in other fields. Objective standardized reports of violent incidents may clarify this phenomenon. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the characteristics of patient violence, as evident from objective reports. STUDY DESIGN: In this retrospective chart review study, conducted at a large mental health hospital in Israel between 2013 and 2015, reports of violent… Expand
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