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Table 2 The extent of exposure to all types of violence during the past 6 months

From: Workplace violence in a tertiary care Israeli hospital - a systematic analysis of the types of violence, the perpetrators and hospital departments

Type of violence By patient By companion
Verbal violence 304 (43.1%) 331 (47%)
Explicit threat 136 (19.3%) 176 (25%)
Passive aggressive 336 (47.7%) 378 (53.6%)
Equipment destruction 67 (9.5%) 65 (9.2%)
Mild violence 42 (6%) 54 (7.7%)
Severe violence 23 (3.3%) 17 (2.4%)
Sharp object 11 (1.6%) 6 (0.9%)
Sexual harassment 47 (6.7%) 34 (4.8%)