Officials raise alarm over increase in ER violence in DC hospitals

A rise in violence at hospital emergency rooms in the District of Columbia has led to the D.C. Hospital Association calling for more resources to protect healthcare workers, the Washington Business Journal reports. Hospitals need police on site to help protect staff from violent patients, according to the hospital association. Officials believe the rise in violence is due in part to an increase in the number of patients under the influence of drugs, those seeking drugs or those who suffer from dementia. Article