NEJM study on Elder Abuse

“Although it has probably existed since antiquity, elder abuse was first described in the medical literature in the 1970s.1 Many initial attempts to define the clinical spectrum of the phenomenon and to formulate effective intervention strategies were limited by their anecdotal nature or were epidemiologically flawed.”

 

Link opens New England Journal of Medicine site in a new tab REVIEW ARTICLE Edward W. Campion, M.D., Editor ELDER ABUSE Mark S. Lachs, M.D., M.P.H., and Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. N Engl J Med 2015; 3…

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