One comment to “Violence Against Emergency Room Staffers Seen as Increasing”

  1. Matthew Mabey

    Wait a minute, why would the hospital be the one to press charges against someone committing an assault or assault and battery? The victims should be pressing charges. Assault is a crime against a person, not a corporation/business.
    Regarding the increase from 2005 to 2014, was that two data point (one in 2005 and one in 2014)? If so, it is nearly meaningless. To truly document a change in the incidence of emergency room violence, those surveys need to take place annually for several years, or better yet, quarterly. Then real trends can be identified. Two data points don’t make a trend.
    Don’t hospitals document incidents of violence, even if they don’t always get the police involved? If not, then they should. That would be hard data instead of anecdotes and perceptions expressed in surveys.

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