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Academic literature on design interventions to reduce violence and aggression in A&E

There is vast amount of literature that highlights and studies the presence and increase in violence and aggression in A&E departments (or ED), all across the world (e.g. UK, USA, Israel, Iran, Turkey & Australia). The impact of violence and aggression on A&E staff has been recorded very widely too. There is limited amount of reference/studies of the impact this violence and aggression has on the patient being violent and other patients using the A&E department at the same time. Interventions to reduce violence and aggression have also been documented in literature. However, references to environmental interventions such as design were found in only a handful of documents, and none of them established through research the impact of environmental interventions on violence and aggression in A&E.

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