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A description of interpersonal violence-related hospitalisations in New South Wales Volume 17 Issue 1-2

Andrew Hayen, Rebecca Mitchell

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 17(2) 8 - 12 Published: 2006

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Andrew Hayen

Rebecca Mitchell


Interpersonal violence (IPV) includes a range of acts and behaviours, including physical violence, and is the term used to describe the intentional use of force or power by one individual or a group of individuals on another person. Interpersonal violence has many contributing factors, often interrelated, which can include social, economic, political, cultural, and biological factors.