Nearly Half Of Emergency Room Physicians Have Been Assaulted, Many In The Past Year Alone, Survey Finds
The report comes as debate has intensified over whether hospital administrators are doing enough to prevent violence against employees.
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
Bites, Punches, Guns: ER Doctors Often Targets Of Assault
Thousands of emergency room specialists are in town this week for the 50th annual meeting of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and many were happy to discuss the results of their organization’s newly released survey on emergency department violence. ... With an estimated 7,000 emergency medicine physicians from all over the world congregating in San Diego, it was not difficult to find plenty of M.D.s with stories of violence on the job to share. But most seemed to see their chances of getting hurt while trying to heal as relatively old news. This stuff, they all said, has been part of the job forever. (Sisson, 10/2)