The effectiveness of an abuse assessment protocol in public health prenatal clinics.

@article{Wiist1999TheEO,
  title={The effectiveness of an abuse assessment protocol in public health prenatal clinics.},
  author={William H Wiist and Judith Mcfarlane},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={1999},
  volume={89 8},
  pages={1217-21}
}
OBJECTIVES This study evaluated whether incorporation of an abuse assessment protocol into the routine procedures of the prenatal clinics of a large urban public health department led to increased referral for and assessment, identification, and documentation of abuse. METHODS Evaluation was conducted at 3 matched prenatal clinics serving a total of 12,000 maternity patients per year. Two clinics used the abuse protocol and 1 did not. An audit was performed at the clinics on a randomly… CONTINUE READING

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