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Table 2 Occupational safety measures in EPCCs* with >1 person present (n = 61) compared to others (n = 142)

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

  Always > 1 person on duty p-value
          Yes           No
  n  (%)  n  (%)
Available staff
Extra person on call-out/home visits when needed for security reasons 35 (57.4) 55 (38.7) 0.014
Personnel continuously accessible for patients/visitors 55 (90.2) 35 (24.6) <0.001
Security guard 5 (8.2) 2 (1.4) N/A
Reception
Barrier/glass partition reception – waiting room 56 (91.8) 120 (85.1) 0.192
View to the waiting room 52 (85.2) 94 (66.2) 0.006
View to the entrance 46 (75.4) 79 (56.0) 0.008
Sheltered room 34 (55.7) 50 (35.2) 0.005
Consulting room
Alternative exit 39 (63.9) 81 (57.4) 0.360
Quick entrance/exit for staff 37 (60.7) 56 (39.4) 0.005
Patient NOT seated between clinician and door 25 (41.0) 34 (24.1) 0.014
Electronic safety systems
Alarm on medical radio network 33 (54.1) 118 (83.1) <0.001
Automatic door lock 45 (73.8) 65 (46.1) <0.001
Panic button by desk/keyboard 29 (47.5) 47 (33.3) 0.051
Alarm linked to alarm center 27 (44.3) 35 (24.8) 0.005
Poster with information about alarm 19 (31.1) 40 (28.4) 0.668
Portable alarm 30 (49.2) 27 (19.1) <0.001
CCTV (closed-circuit television) camera 34 (55.7) 22 (15.6) <0.001
Panic button wall 16 (26.2) 8 (5.7) <0.001
Training , reporting and follow up
Follow-up of employees after violence 55 (90.2) 95 (67.4) 0.001
Monitoring system of violence against personnel 57 (93.4) 93 (65.5) <0.001
Training regarding violence against personnel 37 (60.7) 45 (31.9) <0.001
  1. *EPCC: Emergency primary care centre.