Doctors in N.C. can now screen patients for domestic violence

From the North Carolina News Service:

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina doctors can now screen patients for domestic violence, as one of the eight “no additional cost” preventive care tests under a section of health care reform that just went on the books. It’s billed as a step towards improving women’s health, and saving money for the system in the long run. Mary Anne Greene, who works at a shelter for abused women and children, says the doctor-patient relationship is the ideal environment to help people get out of abusive relationships. (contd.) Podcast and entire story available:


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