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Am J Public Health. 1989 Jan;79(1):65-6.

A study of battered women presenting in an emergency department.

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Department of Psychiatry, Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute, Medical College of Pennsylvania/Eastern, Philadelphia 19129.

Abstract

Medical records of female trauma patients were retrospectively reviewed prior to introducing a protocol for enhancing identification of battered women; 5.6 per cent of 359 female trauma patients were identified as having injuries caused by battering; 30 per cent of 412 patients following use of the protocol were so identified. Standardized protocols for identifying battered women among female trauma patients should be instituted in emergency departments.

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2909183
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PMC1349471
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