Pattern of hospital referrals of children at risk of maltreatment

  • Rachamim E
  • Hodes D
  • Gilbert R
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Abstract

Increasingly emergency departments (ED) and other acute services in the hospital provide first access care, especially out of hours and for poorer families. Studies of detection of child maltreatment in the hospital have focused on children presenting with injury, although maltreatment may be suspected when parents present to the hospital with problems related to violent behaviour, drug abuse or mental health problems.

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Authors

  • Ella Rachamim

  • Deborah Hodes

  • Ruth Gilbert

  • Sonia Jenkins

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