USPSTF: Docs should screen female patients for domestic violence

01/21/2013 | AAFP News Now · HealthDay News

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has called on primary care physicians to screen all women of childbearing age for indications of domestic violence and make treatment referrals if needed. Screening can identify domestic violence in 62% to 96% of cases, and data show women who are screened are more apt to discuss the issue with their doctors. The recommendations appear in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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