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Table 8 Prevalence of exposure to violence by fields of specialty

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

Fields of specialty Respondents Violence perpetrated by patient Violence perpetrated by companion
Emergency room Physician 3 (75%) 2 (50%)
Nurse 23 (92%) 23 (92%)
Out clinics Physician 1 (100%) 1 (100%)
Nurse 7 (84%) 33 (72%)
Day care units Physician 15 (68%) 14 (64%)
Nurse 26 (72%) 27 (75%)
Surgery departments Physician 46 (63%) 49 (67%)
Nurse 82 (68%) 88 (73%)
Internal departments Physician 48 (53%) 61 (67%)
Nurse 58 (57%) 68 (67%)
Intensive care units Physician 8 (44%) 9 (50%)
Nurse 33 (60%) 42 (76%)
Oncology departments Physician 11 (50%) 16 (72%)
Nurse 33 (54%) 30 (50%)