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Table 4 Comparison between physicians and nurses - types of violence

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

The victim Explicit threat Verbal violence
Patient
n = 667
Companion
n = 670
Patient
n = 672
Companion
n = 672
Physicians 27(12%) 34(15%) 78(34%) 91(40%)
Nurses 103(23%) 134(30%) 217(49%) 230(52%)
P value P = 0.0003 P = 0.00001 P = 0.0002 P = 0.002