Effects of systematic screening and detection of child abuse in emergency departments.

@article{Louwers2012EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of systematic screening and detection of child abuse in emergency departments.},
  author={Eveline C F M Louwers and Ida Joanna Korfage and Marjo J Affourtit and Dop J H Scheewe and Marjolijn H van de Merwe and Anne-Françoise S R Vooijs-Moulaert and Annette P. M. van den Elzen and Mieke H T M Jongejan and Madelon Ruige and Badies H A N Mana{\"i} and Caspar Wilhelmus Nicolaas Looman and Adriaan N Bosschaart and Arianne H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Teeuw and Henri{\"e}tte A. Moll and Harry J. de Koning},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2012},
  volume={130 3},
  pages={457-64}
}
OBJECTIVE Although systematic screening for child abuse of children presenting at emergency departments might increase the detection rate, studies to support this are scarce. This study investigates whether introducing screening, and training of emergency department nurses, increases the detection rate of child abuse. METHODS In an intervention cohort study, children aged 0 to 18 years visiting the emergency departments of 7 hospitals between February 2008 and December 2009 were enrolled. We… CONTINUE READING