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Hospital-based violence intervention programs save lives and money

Purtle, Jonathan MPH, MSC; Dicker, Rochelle MD; Cooper, Carnell MD; Corbin, Theodore MD, MPP; B. Greene, Michael PhD; Marks, Anne MPP; Creaser, Diana MS, RN; Topp, Deric MPH; Moreland, Dawn RN, BSN

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery: August 2013 - Volume 75 - Issue 2 - p 331–333
doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e318294f518
Current Opinion

Submitted: January 28, 2013, Revised: March 29, 2013, Accepted: April 1, 2013.

All authors are members of the Policy Workgroup of the National Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs.

Address for reprints: Jonathan Purtle, MPH, MSC, Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice, Department of Emergency Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, 1501 Cherry St, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102; email:

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.