At the end of 2014 the magazine Scientific American reported that an “Epidemic of violence against healthcare workers plagues hospitals” in the US.1 Unfortunately, it’s a growing and global challenge.
The World Health Organization reports that “health workers are at high risk of violence all over the world”, and says that “between 8% and 38% of health workers suffer physical violence at some point in their careers”.2
A smartphone purpose-built for healthcare with locating functionality can help mitigate this serious problem.
Jacobson, Roni. “Epidemic of Violence against Health Care Workers Plagues Hospitals.” Scientific American 31 Dec. 2014. Link [last accessed 5 Feb 2021]
Speroni, Karel et.al.: Incidence and Cost of Nurse Workplace Violence Perpetrated by Hospital Patients or Patient Visitors. Journal of Emergency Nursing. Volume 40, Issue 3, May 2014, Pages 218–228