n South African Medical Journal - Issues in medicine
Violence, violence prevention, and safety : a research agenda for South Africa : forum




Violence is a serious problem in South Africa with many effects on health services; it presents complex research problems and requires interdisciplinary collaboration. Two key meta-questions emerge: violence must be understood better to develop effective interventions; and intervention research (evaluating interventions, assessing efficacy and effectiveness, how best to scale up interventions in resource-poor settings) is necessary. A research agenda to address violence is proposed.


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