JAMA: Better Health Care Workplace Violence Prevention Plans Needed

JAMA: Better Health Care Workplace Violence Prevention Plans Needed

With half of all workplace assaults involving health care workers already, and the number of violent crime episodes in hospitals on the rise, it’s time for health care facilities to address workplace violence “aggressively and comprehensively,” say authors of an editorial recently published in JAMA.

The “Viewpoint,” written by 2 employees of the Joint Commission and a representative from a Veterans Health Administration workplace violence prevention program, cites data from the Joint Commission, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to outline what they assert is a growing problem.

Full story of health care workplace violence prevention at APTA

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