Call 911: Emergency Department Doctors, Nurses Need Help Against Violence

October 3, 2022

HealthLeaders Media

Assaults in the emergency department are on the rise with nearly one-fourth (24%) of emergency physicians reporting being assaulted multiple times a week, according to the findings of a new poll from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).

Indeed, 85% of emergency physicians believe the rate of violence in their department has increased over the past five years, primarily by patients and patients’ family members.

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