Physical assaults in a psychiatric unit of a general hospital.

@article{Edwards1988PhysicalAI,
  title={Physical assaults in a psychiatric unit of a general hospital.},
  author={J. Edwards and D. Jones and W. Reid and C. Chu},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={1988},
  volume={145 12},
  pages={
          1568-71
        }
}
The authors collected data concerning assaults, assaultive patients, and victims in a psychiatric unit during a 12-month period and compared them with data from a control group of patients. Thirty-seven assaults by 25 patients were recorded. Fourteen of the victims were patients and 23 were members of staff. The assaultive group contained a significantly higher proportion of schizophrenic patients than did the control group and significantly larger numbers of patients from lower socioeconomic… Expand
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