Emergency Room

Emergency Room; This study has rise in incidents of violence against doctors so that is not limit to Delhi or hospitals in India. This phenomenon is so that is being to seen as an emerging crisis in healthcare that is growing in several other countries, including USA, UK and China. A recent survey of more than 3,500 emergency physicians across the US find that nearly half the doctors had physically assault on the job.

The Emergency Room

About two-thirds of them report was assault in the past one year. Data from American College of Emergency Physicians base in Texas shows that 71% of the doctors have witness assault on the job. Nearly 70% said violence had increase in the past five years. In 2011, a 10-province survey in China found that over half the physicians had been verbally abused, one-third threaten and 3.4% physically assault by patients over the past 12 months.

When a team of researchers conduct a survey, they find the driving force to be patient perception of injustice within the medical sphere, profit-mongering, knowledge imbalances and physician’s conflict of interest. At least 30 states in the US have pass laws making it a felony to assault hospital workers.

American College of Emergency Room Physicians has recommend interventions; so such as increasing the number of security officers, CCTV cameras with 24-hour train observers, panic buttons; also better control of the entry into the emergency department. In the UK, apart from enhance security, some hospitals have training courses in conflict resolution for medical professions.

The family physicians

In rare cases, patients are exclude from National Health Trust; which means they will only be provide emergency treatment.
China, on the other hand, is trying to promote the concept of family physicians; so people with mild illnesses don’t rush to hospitals, thus reducing overcrowding. Doctors said that attacks on them physical, verbal; so on social media has become a trend. Dr Vivek Couksey, former president of Federation of Resident Doctors’ Association of India, said, “No one will ask the administration why there are so few ICU beds.

People do not ask the government the reasons for high disparity in availability of super speciality health services after six decades of Independence. A study conduct among doctors at Safdarjung Hospital show that 39% of the violence was report from obstetrics and gynaecology departments, while surgery; so medicine and other departments report 30%, 27% and 4% cases, respectively.

The maximum (87%) cases were of verbal violence, while 9% physical violence. Younger doctors with lesser work experience were more vulnerable. Recently, Delhi government came up with a policy that allow preference; so to locals in admission to the 39 hospitals under it. Public hospitals are overburden and the infrastructure is not as good as private facilities. However, people want the best services; also even a perceive injustice leads to violence,” said Dr Arun Gupta, who heads Delhi Medical Council.