Emergency Department Violence

Main Points

  • Protecting emergency patients and staff from violent acts is fundamental to ensuring quality patient care.
  • More than 75 percent of emergency physicians experienced at least one violent workplace incident in a year.
  • ACEP encourages all states to enact legislation that establishes maximum categories for offenses and criminal penalties against individuals who commit violence against health care workers.

Emergency Department Violence Fact Sheet

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