Harming health care workers

January 26, 2023

Illinois Times

ER doctors feeling the trend

A 2022 poll indicated more than eight in 10 emergency medicine doctors believe the rate of violence in EDs has increased, with 45% saying it has greatly increased over the past five years, according to the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Fifty-five percent of doctors responding to the poll said they have been physically assaulted, compared with 47% in 2018, and 79% said they had witnessed an assault on a health care worker, compared with 71% in 2018.

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