Assessment for intimate partner violence: where do we stand?

  title={Assessment for intimate partner violence: where do we stand?},
  author={Patricia A Janssen and Hagit Dascal-Weichhendler and Margaret McGregor},
  journal={Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM},
  volume={19 4},
In recognition of a growing body of literature linking violence to health outcomes, recent systematic reviews in North America have examined the utility of screening. The US Preventive Services Task Force concluded in 2004 that there is insufficient evidence for or against routine universal screening for intimate partner violence. The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care had come to a similar conclusion in 2003. These findings have been widely interpreted by the primary health care… CONTINUE READING


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