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Introduction. In 2011 there were over 1000 reported sexual assaults in Vermont. Current recommendations suggest that survivors of sexual assault (survivors) receive follow- up care within two weeks after an initial Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) exam, but fewer than 15% receive documented follow-up. A published report has demonstrated increased follow-up to over 80% when appointments are scheduled prior to discharge from the emergency department (ED).


Janice Gallant, MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Karen Vastine, Burlington Community Justice Center


Burlington Community Justice Center


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Establishing A Continuum of Care to Improve Follow-Up Rates for Survivors of Sexual Assault