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Research Article

General practice observed. Child abuse and general practice.

Br Med J 1976; 2 doi: (Published 02 October 1976) Cite this as: Br Med J 1976;2:800

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  1. K Beswick,
  2. M A Lynch,
  3. J Roberts


    In a general practice of 9250 patients with 1841 children under 10 there were 12 cases of actual abuse during 1973-6. In March 1976 30 children were at risk. A preventive scheme was set up and the short-term outcome was good. There were no cases of serious abuse among the children at risk.