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Arch Fam Med. 1993 Apr;2(4):371-88.

Diagnostic and treatment guidelines on elder abuse and neglect.


It is estimated that between 1.5 and 2 million older adults experience abuse or neglect each year in the United States. Elder mistreatment may be physical, psychological, or financial, and it may be perpetrated by family members or by other informal or formal caregivers. Physicians are encouraged to play an active role in assessment, intervention, and prevention.

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