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You Need to Know the Characteristics of Severe Elder Abuse

Background: Elder abuse is a serious subject with a growing amount of research. Examination of severe cases of elder abuse would be beneficial, as these are the cases where the risk to the elder is highest. Objective: To examine the characteristics of elder abuse cases that were severe enough to be seen at a trauma center and discover which characteristics, if any, were unique to these cases. Design: Case-control study based in the Chicago area. Participants: 41 cases of elder abus more...
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