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Nurses seeking reforms in hospital security

August 23, 2017

As hospital violence grows, nurses seek reforms in hospital security, according to an article on the Chicago Tribune website.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data show that the rate of hospital employees intentionally injured on the job at the hands of another person is significantly higher than the rate across all private industries. 

The data also shows that injury number for hospital workers steadily rose from 2011 to 2014 but dropped slightly the following year.

Many health care workers say they deal with more minor incidents of physical aggression or verbal abuse on an almost daily basis. Nursing advocates say aggression toward hospital workers has been chalked up to just an unfortunate part of the job, and patients are rarely held accountable.

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