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Table 3 Identified causes of aggressions to physicians in Spain 2010–1015

From: National report on aggressions to physicians in Spain 2010–2015: violence in the workplace—ecological study

Cause related to the aggression 2010 N (%) 2011 N (%) 2012 N (%) 2013 N (%) 2014 N (%) 2015 N (%) Total N (%)
Discrepancies with healthcare 99 (31.3) 166 (39.3) 113 (35.5) 93 (32.1) 81 (30.8) 98 (35.8) 650 (34.5)
No prescription of desired medicine 38 (12.0) 56 (13.3) 44 (13.8) 33 (11.4) 25 (9.5) 29 (10.6) 225 (11.9)
Waiting time 36 (11.4) 37 (8.89 35 (11.0) 34 (11.7) 34 (12.9) 37 (13.5) 213 (11.3)
Personal discrepancies 31 (9.8) 25 (5.9) 34 (10.7) 25 (8.6) 30 (11.4) 42 (15.3) 187 (9.9)
Related to work incapacity 21 (6.6) 24 (5.7) 19 (6.0) 22 (7.6) 15 (5.7) 8 (2.9) 109 (5.8)
Medical reports that are not in accordance with the patient’s requests 23 (7.3) 17 (4.0) 11 (3.5) 25 (8.6) 13 (4.9) 15 (5.5) 104 (5.5)
Disagreement with the functioning of the centre 13 (4.1) 16 (3.8) 13 (4.1) 11 (3.8) 12 (4.6) 12 (4.4) 77 (4.1)
Other causes 55 (17.4) 81 (19.2) 49 (15.4) 47 (16.2) 53 (20.2) 33 (12.0) 318 (16.9)
Total 316 422 318 290 263 274 1883 (100)
  1. We describe the sample size in each period. Values are expressed as absolute numbers and weighted percentages for categorical variables