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For Hospitals, Treating Violence Beyond The ER Is Good Medicine And Good Business
Kaiser Health News

Ask David Ross to describe an average day on the job. He says it doesn’t exist.

Ross is a violence intervention specialist at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Though he isn’t a doctor, he’s been working at the hospital as part of its Violence Prevention Program for close to 10 years. His team works with patients who are victims of violent injuries — stabbings, gunshots or physical assaults — and who physicians flag as candidates for the program’s assistance.