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Table 1 Prevalence of occupational safety measures in Norwegian emergency primary care centres (n = 203)

From: Safety measures to prevent workplace violence in emergency primary care centres–a cross-sectional study

  n (%)
Available staff
Extra person on call-out/home visits when needed for security reasons 90 (44.3)
Personnel continuously accessible for patients/visitors 90 (44.3)
Always more than one person on duty 61 (30.0)
Security guard 7 (3.4)
Reception
Barrier/glass partition between reception and waiting room 176 (86.7)
View to the waiting room 146 (71.9)
View to the entrance 125 (61.6)
Sheltered room 84 (41.4)
Consulting room
Alternative exit 120 (59.1)
Quick entrance/exit for staff 93 (45.8)
Patient NOT sitting between clinician and door 59 (29.1)
Electronic safety systems
Alarm on medical radio network 151 (74.4)
Automatic door lock 110 (54.2)
Panic button by desk/keyboard 76 (37.4)
Alarm linked to alarm center 62 (30.5)
Poster with information about alarm 59 (29.1)
Portable alarm 57 (28.1)
CCTV (closed-circuit television) camera 56 (27.6)
Panic button on wall 24 (11.8)
Education and reporting system
Follow-up of employees after experienced violence 150 (74.9)
Monitoring system of violence against personnel 150 (74.9)
Training regarding violence against personnel 82 (40.4)