An article published in Violence Against Women June 15 claims primary care screenings for intimate partner violence is inadequate and needs attention. A study found only 14 percent of surveyed providers reported always screening female patients for intimate partner violence, and about one third seemed never to screen. The article authors, including Dr. Mellissa Withers, USC Assistant Professor of Clinical, argue insurance coverage should include screening for intimate partner violence under the Affordable Care Act.
Authors: Paula Tavrow, Brittnie Bloom, Mellissa Withers
Published By: Violence Against Women
Date: June 15, 2016
Publication Link: http://vaw.sagepub.com/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=27312117