EXTERNALLY FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS
Practices of emergency department clinicians to identify and respond to domestic and family violence: A systematic review
Screening for family violence is a much-discussed topic in emergency medicine.
The aims of this study were to synthesise the evidence on:
- practices of emergency department clinicians to identify and respond to patients experiencing domestic and family violence
- the impact of emergency department clinicians’ response to patients experiencing domestic and family violence on patient outcomes and health services.
This systematic review was conducted in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) protocol. A protocol for this systematic review was submitted for registration to the International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews on 27 October 2019 (CRD42020149262).
The initial formal search was conducted at Monash University on 19 October 2019, involving three of the systematic review team members with two experienced literature review search staff from the university.
This search established an initial list of 2,175 articles.