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Patient initiated aggression in Australian general practice

Forrest, Laura; Parker, Rhian; Hegarty, Kelsey; Tuschke, Hagen


Background: Aggressive and violent behaviour by patients, or their relatives or friends, toward general practice staff is a matter of national concern. Forms of this behaviour include verbal and physical abuse, property damage, theft, stalking, sexual harassment and sexual abuse. Methods: To determine the prevalence of patient initiated aggression and violence in Australian general practice a review of the literature was undertaken. Electronic databases were searched for relevant articles from...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Family Physician


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