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Miller, E, McCaw, B. Intimate partner violence. N Engl J Med. 2019;380(9):850-857.
This review discusses the epidemiology and effects of intimate partner violence, the implications for healthcare providers, and specific strategies for improving the response from healthcare systems in dealing with patients suspected to be suffering from abuse. The authors review data from surveys that show that intimate partner violence is more likely among women than diabetes, depression, or breast cancer. Clinicians and hospital systems have a primary role in identifying and addressing intimate partner violence in an effort to decrease the risk of injury to victims as well as their children and families.