Table 1

Experience, frequency and type of violence among participants

Questionn%
Have you been subjected to violence in the past year?More than once47065.9
Once8712.2
No15621.8
Is there anyone in your ED besides yourself who has been subjected to violence over the past year?Yes69297.1
No212.1
How often are you subjected to violence?Every shift588.1
Almost every shift20128.2
More than once a month10915.3
Once a month16523.1
Rarely18025.2
What type of violence have you been subjected to?*Insult67494.5
Threat54576.4
Complaints to state authorities45463.7
Mobbing28439.8
Attack on personal or hospital property25736
Physical violence22231.1
Assault20929.3
Assault with firearm/sharp object405.6
Sexual assault71
Unanswered20.3
  • *More than one answer is possible.

  • ED, emergency department.