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BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2649 (Published 09 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2649

Report details violence against health staff: Details of more than 1800 violent incidents affecting healthcare delivery in 23 countries in 2012 and 2013 were published this week in a report from the International Committee of the Red Cross.1 In some of the incidents, medical personnel were forced to breach medical ethics, such as by being required to withhold treatment from adversaries.

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