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Rackson K

Rackson K


  • Short Communication
    A Comparative Study of Elder Abuse Reporting at Two Large Veteran
    Author(s): Vognar L, Sarfraz S, Adhikari R, Rackson K and Dosa DVognar L, Sarfraz S, Adhikari R, Rackson K and Dosa D

    Purpose of the study: One to two million elderly Americans are injured, exploited, or otherwise mistreated by someone on whom they depend on for care or protection. Elder abuse (EA) is detrimental to the individual and has significant societal and health cost implications. Despite these profound consequences, research suggests that elder abuse is often underreported. We conducted a retrospective review of reported EA cases over a 7 year period at 2 large VA Medical Centers (VAMC) to assess the types of EA cases reported, the characteristics of those patients who were reported and the 1 year outcome. Design and methods: A retrospective review of all cases of elder abuse reported to Adult Protective Services at two large VA Medical Centers between 2006 and 2012 was conducted as part of an educational initiative to improve health care provider .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-7182.1000493

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