Need for law enforcement in cases of intimate partner violence in a university ED.
ACEP Research Forum. , 1996/02/25.
The purpose of this study was to quantify the proportion of men and women seen in a university emergency department (ED) for treatment of injuries resulting from intimate partner violence (IPV) that require reports to law enforcement authorities.
A total of 1,516 adult ED patients were asked to complete a written survey instrument ; 1,003 patients (66.2%) completed the survey.
Two percent of patients reported they presented to the ED for treatment of injuries resulting from IPV.
Three percent reported IPV within the last year, and 10% reported that they had ever been physically abused by a partner.
Six percent of respondents reported that they had ever been threatened with a gun or knife by a partner, 2% within the past year.
Only the lifetime prevalence of IPV was significantly greater among female patients, 15% versus 6% (P<. 001).
Approximately 2% of our ED patients require law enforcement intervention for IPV.
Mots-clés Pascal : Service urgence, Centre hospitalier universitaire, Dommage corporel, Abus sexuel, Conjoint, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Intervention, Police, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Législation, Adulte, Homme, Mâle, Femelle, Victimologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Emergency department, Teaching hospital, Physical injury, Sexual abuse, Spouse, California, United States, North America, America, Operation, Police, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Legislation, Adult, Human, Male, Female, Victimology
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