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A National Survey of General Practitioners' Experiences of Patient-Initiated Aggression in Australia

Forrest, Laura; Herath, Pushpani; McRae, Ian; Parker, Rhian

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Objective: To determine the prevalence of patient-initiated aggression toward general practitioners in Australia. Design, setting and participants: A cross-sectional national survey, conducted during February - May 2010, of 3090 GPs in 19 Divisions of General Practice, purposively sampled to represent urban, rural and remote areas. Main outcome measure: Proportion of GPs experiencing patient-initiated aggression. Results: Eight-hundred and four GPs returned completed surveys (response rate,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/27264
Source: Medical Journal of Australia

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