Doctors in danger.Apparently the urge to kill one's doctor is not uncommon, particularly in patients who are in pain, undergoing physical rehabilitation physical rehabilitation See Physical therapy. or seeking legal compensation for disability. This is according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. David Fishbain and colleagues at the University of Miami This article is about the university in Coral Gables, Florida. For the university in Oxford, Ohio, see Miami University.
The University of Miami (also known as Miami of Florida, UM, or just The U , Florida, who surveyed some 2 000 Americans on their interaction with doctors.
Reassuringly, they say that few doctors are actually killed by their patients, but, less comforting, thousands are attacked and injured in·jure
tr.v. in·jured, in·jur·ing, in·jures
1. To cause physical harm to; hurt.
2. To cause damage to; impair.
3. . Understanding who is likely to have the urge to kill and why, could reduce attacks, according to Fishbain. He says that his work shows just how stressful being assessed for compensation can be and suggests reforms in how such decisions are made.
New Scientist 2008; 24 May: p.17.