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VUBToday: 84,4% of doctors confronted with aggression and violence by patients

Doctors are often confronted with violence in their practices. 37% was the victim of aggression and violence in the past year. That number goes up to 84,4% over the course of their full careers. Female and younger doctors are significantly more at risk of falling victim. These and other findings can be found in the study Aggression and violence against doctors within the doctor-patient relationship: A cross-sectional study in Belgium. The research was carried out by VUB master student Lennart De Jager and mentored by professor general medicine Dirk Devroey.  read more on VUB Today