Most GPs still vulnerable to violent patients

Just one in five GPs is set up to escape a consultation should a patient turn violent, according to concerning new research.

A national study suggests security measures are only haphazardly implemented across the Australian healthcare system, with much room to improve in ensuring doctors are kept safe.

The researchers, who have previously reported that 58% of GPs have faced aggression from patients, looked at uptake of 12 "aggression prevention and minimisation" strategies, ranging