Recommendation Reaffirmed to Screen Women for Intimate Partner Violence

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)  has finalized its recommendation that clinicians screen reproductive-aged women for Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) — and refer those who screen positive for support services. In addition, the task force says the evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against routinely screening for abuse or neglect in older adults or those with disabilities. Both recommendations are consistent with the group’s 2013 guidance and with its 2018 draft guidance. To read more about this problem read the CDC summary.