Practical Reviews

Value of Screening for Partner Violence in Women Questioned

Background: The frequency and impact of partner violence on women is increasingly recognized. As a result, multiple organizations, such as the Institute of Medicine, now recommend that primary care provide routine universal screening for such violence. However, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and similar review groups in Canada and the United Kingdom have concluded that, so far, evidence does not support the efficacy and impact of routine universal screening. Objective: To more...
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