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Table 2 Incidents of workplace violence reported by Justice Health employees between 1 July 2007 and 30 June 2010 by victim’s profession 1

From: Workplace violence in a large correctional health service in New South Wales, Australia: a retrospective review of incident management records

  Workplace violence Physical abuse Verbal abuse
n % n % n %
Nurse 187 89.9 57 95.0 130 87.8
Medical doctor 11 5.3 2 3.3 9 6.1
Allied health 5 2.4 1 1.7 4 2.7
Administration 3 1.4 0 0.0 3 2.0
Other 2 1.0 0 0.0 2 1.4
Total 208 100 60 100 148 100
  1. 1. Data source: Justice Health, Incident Information Management System.