Physician staffing and patient violence.

H. Carmel, E. D. Tanke and J. A. Yesavage,
Bull. Amer. Acad. Psychiatry & the Law 19(1): 49-51, 1991.
We found an inverse relation between physical aggression by patients and physician staffing--when more physicians were available, physical aggression decreased. Episodes of nonphysical aggression increased with higher levels of psychiatrist staffing, but were not related to general physician staffing.