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SAMJ: South African Medical Journal

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WARD, Catherine L et al. Violence, violence prevention, and safety: A research agenda for South Africa. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2012, vol.102, n.4, pp. 215-218. ISSN 0256-9574.

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: (i) violence must be understood better to develop effective interventions; and (ii) 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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