Interventions to Prevent Child Maltreatment: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement.

Interventions to Prevent Child Maltreatment: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement.
Curry, Susan J.
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
2018
JAMA
320(20)p. 2122-2128
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2716570

 

Abstract

Importance  In 2016, approximately 676 000 children in the United States experienced maltreatment (abuse, neglect, or both), with 75% of these children experiencing neglect, 18% experiencing physical abuse, and 8% experiencing sexual abuse. Approximately 14% of abused children experienced multiple forms of maltreatment, and more than 1700 children died as a result of maltreatment.

Objective  To update the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) 2013 recommendation on primary care interventions to prevent child maltreatment.

Evidence Review  The USPSTF commissioned a review of the evidence on primary care interventions to prevent maltreatment in children and adolescents without signs or symptoms of maltreatment.

 

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