In this episode of Smart Healthcare Safety from ECRI Institute, we're talking with two ECRI Institute experts about patient violence in healthcare.
Patient violence is a problem that sits at the intersection of worker and patient safety, potentially affecting anyone who works in, is treated in, or visits a healthcare facility. The issue is enough of a concern that it has appeared on ECRI’s Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns list every year from 2014 to 2018.
Today, we'll look at what we know about the prevalence of violent acts committed by patients, some of the organizational and individual risk factors, and what organizations can do to equip their staff to reduce that risk and respond if violent incidents occur.
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