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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Doctors Might Miss Some Cases of Child Abuse

By Robert Preidt

Many cases of child abuse are not reported by primary health care providers, a new study suggests.

Primary care providers (PCPs) are usually doctors but can also be physician assistants and nurse practitioners.


The PCPs and child abuse experts agreed about the suspicion of abuse in 81% of the cases, but PCPs did not report 21% of injuries that the experts said they would have reported to child protective services (CPS).

The story can be read here.

The research article can be found here.