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Table 1 Nature of traumatic events in order of the percentage of respondents (N = 152) mentioning an event as the most distressing one

From: The impact of occupational hazards and traumatic events among Belgian emergency physicians

Top 10 of traumatic events reported by Emergency Physicians N (%)
1. Dealing with sudden death of a young person 40 (26)
2. Traumatic accident/disease involving a young person 15 (10)
3. Dealing with severe injuries 14 (9)
4. Dealing with death after resuscitation or resuscitation of a young person 14 (9)
5. Missed diagnosis 12 (8)
6. Dealing with suicide 9 (6)
7. Dealing with death in general 9 (6)
8. Inability to help chronically ill patients 6 (4)
9. Dealing with aggression, violence and threat 5 (3)
10. Lawsuits 5 (3)