Elder abuse: do general practitioners know or care?

  title={Elder abuse: do general practitioners know or care?},
  author={Claudine McCreadie and Gerald Bennett and Mark S. Gilthorpe and Guy Houghton and Anthea Tinker},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine},
  volume={93 2},
A pilot survey in Tower Hamlets, London, indicated that many general practitioners (GPs) might not be recognizing abuse of elderly patients through lack of training. The survey was replicated on a large scale in Birmingham, to allow further analysis. 561 Birmingham GPs were mailed questionnaires and responses from 291 were analysed, providing data from 95% of the practices. The findings were similar to those in Tower Hamlets: just under half had diagnosed elder abuse in the previous year… CONTINUE READING