Civil protection orders and risk of subsequent police-reported violence.

  title={Civil protection orders and risk of subsequent police-reported violence.},
  author={Victoria L. Holt and Mary A. Kernic and Thomas Lumley and Marsha E. Wolf and Frederick P. Rivara},
  volume={288 5},
CONTEXT Approximately 1.5 million US women experience intimate partner violence annually. Approximately 20% of these women obtain civil protection orders, but the effectiveness of such orders in preventing future violence is unclear. OBJECTIVE To assess associations between obtaining a protection order and risk of subsequent police-reported intimate partner violence. DESIGN, SETTING, AND SUBJECTS Retrospective cohort study of 2691 adult female residents of Seattle, Wash, with an incident of… 

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