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Hospital-Based Violence Prevention: Progress and OpportunitiesHospital-Based Violence Prevention

Jonathan Purtle, DrPH, MSc; John A. Rich, MD, MPH; Joel A. Fein, MD, MPH; Thea James, MD; and Theodore J. Corbin, MD, MPP
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This article was published online first at www.annals.org on 25 August 2015.


From Drexel University School of Public Health, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts.

Grant Support: Drs. Purtle, Rich, and Corbin were supported by the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health in Disability Services, the Stoneleigh Foundation, and The Annie E. Casey Foundation. Dr. Fein was supported by the Violence Prevention Initiative of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. James is supported by the Boston Medical Center, the Boston Public Health Commission, the Massachusetts Department of Public Heath, The Boston Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Disclosures: Authors have disclosed no conflicts of interest. Forms can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M15-0586.

Requests for Single Reprints: Jonathan Purtle, DrPH, MSc, Drexel University, Nesbitt Hall, 3rd Floor, 3215 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; e-mail, jpp46@drexel.edu.

Current Author Addresses: Dr. Purtle: Drexel University, Nesbitt Hall, 3rd Floor, 3215 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Drs. Rich and Corbin: Drexel University, 1505 Race Street, MS 1047, Philadelphia, PA 19102.

Dr. Fein: 3501 Civic Center Boulevard, Emergency Department, CTRB, 9th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Dr. James: Boston Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, Dowling 1 South, 818 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118.

Author Contributions: Conception and design: J. Purtle, J.A. Fein, T.J. Corbin.

Drafting of the article: J. Purtle, J.A. Rich, J.A. Fein, T. James, T.J. Corbin.

Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: J. Purtle, J.A. Rich, J.A. Fein, T.J. Corbin.

Final approval of the article: J. Purtle, J.A. Rich, J.A. Fein, T. James, T.J. Corbin.

Collection and assembly of data: T.J. Corbin.


Ann Intern Med. 2015;163(9):715-717. doi:10.7326/M15-0586
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Violently injured patients are at risk for reinjury, violence perpetration, and posttraumatic stress. The authors describe the organizational components of multidimensional, hospital-based violence intervention programs; evidence of the success of such initiatives; and how the Affordable Care Act may affect them.

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