عنوان انگلیسی مقاله:
Violence against health professionals and facilities in China: Evidence from criminal litigation records
ترجمه فارسی عنوان مقاله:
خشونت علیه متخصصان و امکانات بهداشتی و درمانی در چین: شواهدی از سوابق دادرسی کیفری
Sciencedirect - Elsevier - Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 67 (2019) 1-6: doi:10:1016/j:jflm:2019:07:006
Niying Lia, Zhan Wangb,∗, Keith Dearc
Objectives: This study aims to extend the current understanding of violence against health professionals and
facilities in China, with data from an authoritative, national-representative, but under-researched data source –
litigation records, and discuss implications for developing violence prevention strategies.
Design: We collected all legal cases relevant to violence against health professionals and facilities from criminal
ligation records released by the Supreme Court of China from 2010 to 2016.
Main outcome measures: (i) Characteristics of perpetrators: gender, age, education, occupation, history of mental
illness and alcohol; (ii) characteristics of victims: medical specialization, location, type of violence; (iii) outcome
Results: 140 cases were collected for analysis. Beating, pushing, verbal abuse, threatening, burning mock paper
money, placing a corpse in the hospital, hanging banners, blocking hospital gates and doors, and smashing
hospital property were the most frequently reported types of violence. Specifically following patient deaths, the
interval between a patients death and violence by the patients families and friends was short, with 51% happening
on the same day.
Conclusions: Our study provides a comprehensive overview of violence against health professionals and facilities
in China, which can be used to inform the development of prevention strategies.
Keywords: Violence against health professionals | Criminal litigation records | Health system reform | Health policy