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Increasing Violence Against Health Care Workers Hurts Patient Care, Finances And Retention

Modern Healthcare reports on the problem of violence at work and the debate on how to protect nurses, doctors and other medical staff.

Modern Healthcare: Quelling A Storm Of Violence In Healthcare Settings 
Violence in healthcare settings has risen steadily in recent years. That has taken a growing financial and human toll on the nation's 15 million healthcare workers and on its hospitals and long-term care centers, and has prompted executives, providers and policymakers to take action in myriad ways. Hospitals have debuted technologies and launched awareness campaigns. States have proposed laws requiring workplaces, including in healthcare, to establish anti-violence protocols. Unions have pushed for minimum nurse-to-patient ratios. (Whitman, 3/11)

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