Primary care physicians and elder abuse: current attitudes and practices.

Abstract

CONTEXT while estimates suggest that between 1.4% and 5.4% of older adults experience abuse, only 1 of 14 cases of elder abuse or neglect is ever reported to authorities. It is critical for clinicians to be aware of elder abuse in order to improve primary care. OBJECTIVE to understand Michigan primary care physicians' knowledge of and reporting practices… (More)

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