Final Recommendation Statement: Screening for Intimate Partner Violence and Elder Abuse

October 23, 2018 – The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released today a final recommendation statement on screening for intimate partner violence, elder abuse, and abuse of vulnerable adults. Based on its review of the evidence, the Task Force recommends that clinicians screen all women of reproductive age for intimate partner violence and provide those who need help with ongoing support services. Also, the Task Force found a lack of evidence on the benefits and harms of screening for elder abuse or abuse of vulnerable adults. To view the recommendation and the evidence on which it is based, please go here. The final recommendation statement can also be found in the October 23 online issue of JAMA.