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Hospitals Seek To End Emergency Room Violence
NPR: A Maryland program is seeking to curb hospital violence. "Hospital emergency rooms are filled with the fallout of violent crime. Sometimes, the victims and the perpetrators are one and the same. It's a cycle of violence many would like to end. At the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, doctors and others have developed an outreach program that appears to be working, and it has been modeled by others." The point of the program, according to a doctor involved is "to stop a seemingly endless cycle: injury, a hospital stay, then the whole thing all over again" (Keyes, 8/18).
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