Journal article

Prevalence of Workplace Violence Against Health-Care Professionals in China: A Comprehensive Meta-Analysis of Observational Surveys

Li Lu, Min Dong, Shi-Bin Wang, Ling Zhang, Chee H Ng, Gabor S Ungvari, Jun Li, Yu-Tao Xiang

TRAUMA VIOLENCE & ABUSE | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: In China, workplace violence (WPV) toward health-care professionals has been a major concern, but no meta-analysis on this topic has been published. This study is a meta-analysis of the pooled prevalence of WPV against health-care professionals in China and its associated risk factors. METHOD: English- (PubMed, PsycINFO, and Embase) and Chinese-language (Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure, WanFang, and SinoMed) databases were systematically searched. Data on the prevalence of WPV and the subtypes of violence experienced by health-care professionals in China were extracted and pooled using random-effects models. FINDINGS: A total of 47 studies covering 81,771 health-care pr..

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