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Evid Based Nurs 9:13 doi:10.1136/ebn.9.1.13
  • Treatment

Nurse home visits did not differ from standard care for prevention of recurrent child abuse

Nurse home visits plus standard care v standard care alone to prevent recurrence of child physical abuse or neglect*

Outcomes at 3 years Home visits Standard care alone RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*CPA  =  child protection agency; other abbreviations defined in glossary. RRR, RRI, NNT, NNH, and CI calculated from data in article.
Physical abuse (CPA records) 33% 43% 23% (−14 to 49) Not significant
Neglect (CPA records) 47% 51% 9% (−25 to 34) Not significant
Abuse or neglect (CPA records) 57% 67% 15% (−9 to 34) Not significant
RRI (CI) NNH (CI)
Abuse or neglect (hospital records) 24% 11% 118% (6 to 361) 8 (5 to 99)

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