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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;


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

  • abuse
  • assaults
  • domestic violence
  • PVS, partner violence scale
  • ISA, index spouse abuse
  • CTS, conflict tactics scale

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