Table 4

Suggested methods of preventing violence according to physicians

Increase the severity of punishments51972.8
The Ministry of Health and hospital administrators must change their attitudes44262
Measures should be taken to alleviate the overcrowding at EDs31243.8
Increasing the security precautions at EDs25836.2
Prevention of the entry of patients’ relatives into the EDs17023.8
Changing the working conditions at EDs/increasing the number of personnel15421.6
Physicians should show zero tolerance against violence9313
Public campaigns should be undertaken8612.1
I do not think that any measure will succeed28 3.9
  • ED, emergency department.