Assault Rates and Implementation of a Workplace Violence Prevention Program in the Veterans Health Care Administration

Source: David C. Mohr, Nicholas Warren, Michael J. Hodgson, David J. Drummond, Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, Volume 53 Issue 5, May 2011
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From the abstract:
Objective: This study examined the relationship between changes in assault rates over time and the implementation of a workplace violence prevention (WVP) program in 138 Department of Veterans Affairs health care facilities.

Results: Training implementation was negatively associated with assault rates. Facilities with smaller bed sizes and without academic affiliates had lower assault rates.

Conclusions: Particular attention should be given to these dimensions because they may be associated with lower facility-level assault rates.

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