Victims of domestic violence on the trauma service: unrecognized and underreported.

@article{Davis2003VictimsOD,
  title={Victims of domestic violence on the trauma service: unrecognized and underreported.},
  author={James Wayne Davis and Steven N Parks and Krista L. Kaups and Lynn D Bennink and John F Bilello},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2003},
  volume={54 2},
  pages={352-5}
}
BACKGROUND Domestic violence (DV) has received increased recognition as a significant mechanism of injury. To improve awareness about DV at our institution, an educational program was presented to the departments of surgery and emergency medicine. Pre and posttests were given and improvement in knowledge was demonstrated. In addition, a screening question for DV was added to the trauma history and physical (H & P) form. This study was done to determine the long-term efficacy of these efforts in… CONTINUE READING

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