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Patient aggression: a serious issue requiring a dedicated organisational response

Brett McDermott
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (3): 154-155.
doi:
10.5694/mja12.10112

Staff safety is improved by clear procedures for managing abuse and assault

Brett McDermott, MD, FRANZCP, CertCAPsy, Executive Director
Child and Youth Mental Health Service, Mater Medical Research Institute, Brisbane, QLD.
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