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Table 5 Medical treatment sought by victim following an incident of workplace violence

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 %
Nil 130 76.9 21 39.6 109 94.0
First aid 17 10.1 16 30.2 1 0.9
Own doctor 12 7.1 8 15.1 4 3.4
Emergency department 8 4.7 8 15.1 0 0.0
Staff health service 2 1.2 0 0.0 2 1.7
Total 169 100 53 100 116 100
  1. 1Data source: Justice Health, Incident Information Management System.
  2. Study period: 1 July 2007 – 30 June 2010. Frequency missing (n = 39).