|August 2007 · Vol. 19, No. 08
COMMENT & CONTROVERSY
Keep screening for domestic violence
“It’s time to retool the annual exam: Here’s how” by Barbara S. Levy, MD (June)
Although Dr. Levy’s article contained many thoughtful points, I felt she inappropriately de-emphasized screening for domestic violence. In her outline, domestic violence screening is listed as “optional,” along with screening for bladder health and thyroid disease. In the subsequent discussion of these optional items, she ignored domestic violence entirely but took time to point out that there is money to be made from screening for bladder health.