Workplace violence is becoming increasingly recognized as a serious problem in health care settings.
All 628 workers'compensation assaults claimed by minority Los Angeles County health care workers from 1986 through 1990 were abstracted.
Population-at-risk data from county personnel coputer tapes provided denominators by age, sex, race, job classification, and type of facility.
Rates varied by type of facility.
Rates varied by type of facility (rate ratio=38 for psychiatric hospitals vs public health facilities) and varied by job, with inpatient nursing attendants having the highest rate for caregivers.
Most assaults were committed by patients (86%), followed by coworkers (8%). The average cost of an assault ($4879) was relatively low but related to the costlier problem of work-related emotional illness.
Mots-clés Pascal : Personnel sanitaire, Minorité, Ethnie, Exposition professionnelle, Violence, Lieu travail, Milieu hospitalier, Epidémiologie, Californie, Médecine travail, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health staff, Minority, Ethnic group, Occupational exposure, Violence, Work place, Hospital environment, Epidemiology, California, Occupational medicine, Human, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0438191
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 01/03/1996.