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Rev Med Suisse Romande. 2002 Dec;122(12):649-52.

[Local resources in management of adult victims of violence and abuse: a method of presentation and diffusion].

[Article in French]

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IUMSP (Institut Universitaire de Médecine Sociale et Préventive), Unité de Prévention.


Always more health problems require integrated care. So professionals needs to be aware of local and regional network resources (social, legal, home care, etc.) and specific offers of each individual institution. This article present a method used for creating a register of institutions involved in adults violence and elder abuse, for health professionals. Dates collected by interviewing professionals permitted to class institutions by intervention domain and offer. Five utility indicators (POUCE method) were selected for the register. A score has been attributed to each institution according to their problematic-related offers. Professional in charge of each institution validated information. This map, available in paper or CDrom, affords general practitioneer a quick and targeted access to a large number of dates, according to patient needs. This method could be useful for other health problems requiring exhaustive and targeted information about local and regional community resources (alcoholism, addiction, palliatives care, etc.).

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