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Curbing violence against health workers

Healthcare workers in Australia are over twice as likely to experience workplace injuries from violence, according to reports. This trend results in increased risk to workers, raises organizational costs due to safety measures, absenteeism and incapacity claims, and often goes unreported. Experts propose a multifaceted solution involving stronger safety regulations and violence prevention programs, visitor control, access control measures with use of advanced technology and visitor management suites. Collective effort from stakeholders is needed to ensure safer working environments for healthcare workers.

Source: www.hospitalhealth.com.au –

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