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The recommendation for screening is based on indirect evidence with considerable limitations.
In addition, some of the indirect evidence of benefit for screening appears to depend on follow-up programs for victims of IPV that may not be widely available in Canada, and/or rely on clinician knowledge of available referral pathways.
It may include a single act of violence, or a number of acts that form a pattern of abuse.
The World Health Organization recently came to the same conclusion, through publication of its guideline Responding to Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence against Women which recommends against routine screening.However, in the opinion of the CTFPHC, there is currently insufficient evidence to recommend screening the general Canadian population for IPV or elder abuse.It is important to note that the guideline included data from only one study that directly addressed the benefit of screening, and that study found no effect of screening on outcomes.Implementation of this guideline would be challenging, since clinical criteria for identifying IPV and elder abuse have limitations; further, definitions of what constitutes abuse may vary between contexts, and the legal obligations of providers differ between jurisdictions.These potential barriers to implementation are mentioned by the developers, but no advice is given about how to address them.