Emerg Med J 21:9-13 doi:10.1136/emj.2003.007591
  • Review

Domestic violence in emergency medicine patients

  1. A Boyle1,
  2. S Robinson2,
  3. P Atkinson2
  1. 1Department of Emergency Medicine, Peterborough District Hospital, Peterborough, UK
  2. 2Department of Emergency Medicine, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr A Boyle
 Department of Psychiatry, Box 189, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, UK;
  • Accepted 17 June 2003


Domestic violence is an important public health issue. This review seeks to inform doctors who care for patients who have suffered domestic violence.


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