Research question: Is aggression more frequent among health care workers compared to other workers in public function?

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Reference Study Grading (according to SIGN: ++/+/-)
PubMed link
1. Wells J, Bowers L. How prevalent is violence towards nurses working in general hospitals in the UK? J Adv Nurs,2002;39(3):230-240.
2. Ferns T, DipHe, RGN. Violence in the accident and emergency department – An international perspective. Accident and Emergency Nursing,2005;13:80-5.
3. Hahn S, Zeller A, Needham I, Kok G, Dassen T, Halfens R. Patient and visitor violence in general hospitals: A systematic review of the literature. Aggression and Violent Behavior,2008;13:431-441.


* Study grading (according to the adopted SIGN Checklist for PEROSH Clearinghouse of Systematic Reviews):
++ All or most of the criteria have been fulfilled. Where they have not been fulfilled the conclusions of the study or review are thought very unlikely to alter.
+ Some of the criteria have been fulfilled. Those criteria that have not been fulfilled or not adequately described are thought unlikely to alter the conclusions.
– Few or no criteria fulfilled. The conclusions of the study are thought likely or very likely to alter.
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