Challenges to Task Force Recommendations on Screening for Abuse (PDF)

Review of Draft Rationale on Screening for Family ViolenceLeading medical and domestic violence experts challenged the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s conclusion that there is insufficient evidence to screen patients for domestic violence. Medical leaders from diverse fields asserted that the Task Force used the wrong criteria to assess screening, and warned that more victims and their children will be harmed if health care providers stop assessing for abuse.  (2003)

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