OBJECTIVE: To survey the extent of abuse and violence directed towards general practitioners during the course of their professional duties and to categorize the characteristics of such aggression. DESIGN: Retrospective survey of the views of a large sample of general practitioners by using a piloted postal questionnaire. SETTING: All medical practices in the west midlands. SUBJECTS: A total of 1093 general practitioners (40.6% of the total sample) who responded to the questionnaire. MAIN OUT...Expand abstract
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Violence in general practice: a survey of general practitioners' views.
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