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In this Report to Congress, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) provides an overview of current systems for training and practice in provision of medical evidentiary exams to victims of sexual assault and other abuse. It also discusses major gaps in service and training and summarizes the current scientific evidence base.
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Charge to AHRQ
Scope of the Problem
AHRQ Study Approach
Health Professions Education, Training, Professional Standards and Guidelines
Academic Training Programs
Certification and Continuing Education Programs
Clinical Practice: Issues of Cost, Quality, and Access
Costs Associated with Sexual Assault
Variations and Deficiencies in the Quality of Care
Access to Services
Federal and State Activities
Federal Programs and Initiatives
State Programs and Initiatives
Opportunities for Further Improvement
Consolidate and Enhance the Evidence Base for Practice
Improving the Organization and Delivery of Care for Victims of Sexual Assault
Appendix A: Bibliography
Appendix B. Inventory of Training Programs, Policy Statements and Practice Protocols
AHRQ Publication No. 03-R210
Current as of September 2003