Healthcare workers face violence ‘epidemic'

Modern Healthcare: From verbal abuse to physical assaults, healthcare workers on a daily basis face threats to their safety as they care for patients.

"There is a very fundamental problem in U.S. healthcare that very few people speak about, and that's the violence against healthcare workers," said Dr. Tom Mihaljevic, president and CEO of Cleveland Clinic. "Daily, literally daily, we're exposed to violent outbursts, in particular in our emergency rooms."

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