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Gaceta Sanitaria

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Abstract

GARCIA MINGUITO, Laura; CASAS SANCHEZ, Juan de Dios  and  RODRIGUEZ ALBARRAN, María Soledad. A proposed scale to analyze the quality of injury reports in cases of gender violence. Gac Sanit [online]. 2012, vol.26, n.3, pp. 256-260. ISSN 0213-9111.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaceta.2011.07.025.

Objectives: To develop a scale to assess the quality of injury reports, to establish differences in the quality of these reports according to their source, and to propose a model to be used by all health centers. Methods: The scale was applied to 700 injury reports in cases of gender violence from 2008 to 2010 in the city of Madrid. Results: Compliance with the distinct criteria in the scale was more than 80%, except in the fourth, eighth and tenth criteria. Conclusions: One of the main conclusions of this study is that the information contained in injury reports in cases of gender violence and their quality are strongly influenced by their source. Quality was highest in reports from the Spanish ambulance and emergency service (SAMUR) but was lower in reports from primary care services.

Keywords : Violence; Gender; Injury reports; Scale; Quality.

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