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Table 3 The extent of exposure to all types of violence during the past 6 months, frequencies

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 whom 1–2 times 3–5 times 6 times or more
Verbal violence Patient 204 (29%) 59 (8%) 41 (6%)
Companion 209 (30%) 83 (12%) 40 (6%)
Explicit threat Patient 96 (14%) 32 (4%) 8 (1%)
Companion 121 (17%) 44 (6%) 11 (2%)
Passive aggressive Patient 208 (30%) 74 (10%) 53 (7%)
Companion 218 (31%) 100 (14%) 61 (9%)
Equipment destruction Patient 54 (8%) 11 (2%) 2 (0.3%)
Companion 56 (8%) 7 (1%) 2 (0.3%)
Mild violence Patient 37 (5%) 4 (0.6%) 1 (0.1%)
Companion 51 (7%) 2 (0.3%) 1 (0.1%)
Severe violence Patient 21 (3%) 1 (0.1%) 1 (0.1%)
Companion 18 (3%) 0 0
Sharp object Patient 9 (1%) 2 (1%) 0
Companion 4 (0.6%) 2 (0.3%) 0
Sexual harassment Patient 35 (4.8%) 8 (1%) 3 (0.4%)
Companion 27 (3.8%) 4 (0.6%) 3 (0.4%)