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Pediatrics. 1999 Jul;104(1 Pt 2):168-77.

A medical research agenda for child maltreatment: negotiating the next steps.

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Departments of Social Medicine and Pediatrics, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.


Child maltreatment remains a significant pediatric health problem despite 25 years since the establishment of the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect. Federal funding for research on the medical aspects of abuse and neglect has been inadequate and, over time, declining in adjusted dollars. Nevertheless, important research has been conducted without federal support. Landmark research has occurred in the areas of physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect. Some of these accomplishments are noted, and a research agenda for future work is suggested.

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