Medical staff partly to blame for patients‘ violence, Israeli study finds

13.03.2012                      19.Adar. 5772


Medical staff partly to blame for patients' violence, Israeli study finds

Out of 4,047 statements collected on violence in hospitals, 39 percent were linked to staff behavior, 29 percent to patients, 16 percent to organizational aspects.

A new Israeli study indicates that medical personnel have a part to play in patient violence against doctors and nurses in hospitals.
The research was carried out at Hadassah University Hospital, Ein Karem, by Sigal Shafran-Tikva for her Ph.D. It scrutinized attackers and their victims in nine violent events documented at Hadassah within 72 hours of the incident….