Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health


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Workplace Violence in Outpatient Physician Clinics.

Project Overview

Workplace violence (WPV) including verbal abuse, physical threats, and physical assaults can result is serious adverse consequences for workers.

Researchers conducted a three-year, cross-sectional study employing a mixed-methods approach including worker and clinic level surveys, focus groups, clinic walk-through surveys, geo-information system (GIS) analyses to study WPV and WPV prevention efforts at the worker, clinic, clinic system, and community levels.