Violence in A&E departments: a systematic review of the literature

Accid Emerg Nurs. 2001 Apr;9(2):77-85. doi: 10.1054/aaen.2000.0204.


Violence against A&E staff is increasing, and national initiatives have been implemented to counter the threat to staff. The aim of this paper is to determine the risks to staff of working in A&E and to determine methods of risk-reduction, using searches of literature and web-based resources. There is also critical appraisal of the data therein.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review
  • Systematic Review

MeSH terms

  • Emergency Service, Hospital / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Prevalence
  • Security Measures
  • United Kingdom / epidemiology
  • United States / epidemiology
  • Violence / prevention & control*
  • Violence / statistics & numerical data