Torture Prevalence Study

A 2009 cross sectional prevalence study of 470 patients conducted by the Libertas Center suggested that over 6% of patients seeking care at Elmhurst Hospital’s Adult Emergency Department met criteria as torture survivors, translating to several thousand torture survivors potentially presenting to our hospital Emergency Department every year. These numbers, along with the increase in survivors seeking services from our program since 2009, together with our growing waiting list, demonstrate the ongoing demand for Libertas Center services.


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