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Domestic violence is poorly covered in medical training, study finds

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j4646 (Published 11 October 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j4646

Re: Domestic violence is poorly covered in medical training, study finds

Economic impact of domestic violence should greatly alarm politicians and healthcare managers, inducing prioritized interventions.
Domestic violence costs $8,000,000,000,000 annually! [1][2][3]
In comparison, the total cost of all new cases of cancer worldwide in 2010 was only $290 billion. [4-page 35-Box 11]
References
[1] https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2014/09/domestic-violence-cost-war-develo...
[2] http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bjorn-lomborg/domestic-violence-8-trillion...
[3] http://www.reuters.com/article/us-abuse-costs-idUSKBN0H41AL20140909
[4] http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/documents/s18806en/s18806en.pdf

Competing interests: No competing interests

12 October 2017
Stavros Saripanidis
Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Hellas