Associations between Australian clinical medical practitioner exposure to workplace aggression and workforce participation intentions.

Danny HILLS

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    Abstract

    Objective The aim of the present study was to determine the association between clinician exposure to workplace aggression from any source in the previous 12 months and workforce participation intentions.

    Methods A cross-sectional survey, in the third wave of the Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL) study, was conducted between March 2010 and June 2011. Respondents were a representative sample of 9449 Australian general practitioners (GPs) and GP registrars (n = 3515), specialists (n = 3875), hospital non-specialists (n = 1171) and specialists in training (n = 888). Associations between aggression exposure and workforce participation intentions were determined using logistic regression modelling.

    Results In adjusted models, aggression exposure was positively associated with a greater likelihood of intending to reduce clinical workload in the next 5 years (odds ratio (OR) = 1.15, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.02–1.29) and intending to leave patient care within 5 years (OR = 1.20, 95% CI 1.07–1.35). When also accounting for well being factors, aggression exposure remained positively associated with intending to leave patient care within 5 years (OR = 1.13, 95% CI 1.00–1.27).

    Conclusions Exposure to workplace aggression presents a risk to the retention of medical practitioners in clinical practice and a potential risk to community access to quality medical care. More concerted efforts in preventing and minimising workplace aggression in clinical medical practice are required
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-7
    Number of pages7
    JournalAustralian Health Review
    VolumeOnline
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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    General Practitioners
    Patient Care
    Quality of Health Care
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    Cross-Sectional Studies
    Logistic Models
    Medicine

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