Assessing Medical Costs of Domestic Violence After the Relationship is Over

5 05 2010

It is now well documented that women in abusive relationships use more health care resources than do those not in abusive relationships.  A recent article by Paul Fishman, Amy Bonomi, et al., looks into the use of medical resources by abused women after they’ve ended their abusive relationships.  This research found that health care costs for these women were still higher, and this higher cost lasted for about 3 years after the relationship ended.

You can read a summary of the article here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/04/100426131559.htm.

You can find the article here:  http://www.springerlink.com/content/17120n064v210733/.  Copyright prevents us from attaching a PDF, but if you cannot readily get a copy of this article please contact SafetyNet.

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