Prevalence of battering among 1780 outpatients at an internal medicine institution in Mexico.

@article{DazOlavarrieta2002PrevalenceOB,
  title={Prevalence of battering among 1780 outpatients at an internal medicine institution in Mexico.},
  author={Claudia D{\'i}az-Olavarrieta and Charlotte E Ellertson and Francisco Paz and Samuel Ponce de Le{\'o}n and Donato Alarc{\'o}n-Segovia},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={55 9},
  pages={1589-602}
}
Violence against women has recently drawn attention in the medical community as a leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality. Specific algorithms designed to identify women at risk can be applied to create an opportunity for screening, diagnosis and treatment during medical care initiated for common conditions. This study investigated the incidence and history of battering among women seeking general medical care, and looked for potential risk factors and associations with presenting… CONTINUE READING

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