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USPSTF announces final research plan for screening for intimate partner violence, elder abuse

August 30, 2016

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued its final research plan to update previous recommendations on screening for various forms of abuse with the goal of determining whether screening reduces abuse exposure and if any interventions could cause harm.

The agency will focus on recommendations regarding screening for intimate partner violence, elder abuse and abuse of vulnerable adults.

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