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  1. Violence in the pediatric emergency department.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Ambulatory Pediatric Association. Meeting. Baltimore MD USA, 1992/05.

    Study objective 

    To identify the frequency of violence and the perception of safety in pediatric emergency departments.

    Study design 

    Descriptive, cross-sectional survey of directors of pediatric EDs with fellowship programs.


    University-based urban pediatric EDs.


    Forty-seven pediatric ED directors were surveyed, with 94% responding.


    More than three-fourths of those responding reported one or more verbal threats per week ; 77% reported one or more physical attacks on staff per year ; and 25% reported actual injury to staff.

    No pediatric EDs had weapon detectors, 7% had city police stationed there ; and 54% had 24-hour security stationed in the pediatric ED.

    The majority reported that their staff members practice with at least occasional fear (55%) and had documented this concern (82%).

    Mots-clés Pascal : Violence, Fréquence, Service hospitalier, Urgence, Pédiatrie, Personnel sanitaire, Sécurité, Etude statistique, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Enfant, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Violence, Frequency, Hospital ward, Emergency, Pediatrics, Health staff, Safety, Statistical study, United States, North America, America, Child, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0475678

    Code Inist : 002B27B14C. Création : 199501.