Security lapses

Carlson, Joe
October 2011
Modern Healthcare;10/17/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 42, p6
Trade Publication
The article focuses on violence in hospitals and long-term-care facilities. Violence has long been identified by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration as an occupational hazard for doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers. Results from a 2009 Bureau of Labor Statistics data revealed that registered nurses in hospitals stand a 6.1 per 10,000 chance of being assaulted compared to an average worker with only 1.7 in 10,000. INSET: WORKPLACE HAZARD.


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