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News & Notes: Research and Statements about Medicine and Gun Violence

E. Fleegler, MD, et.al., “Children Injured by Violence in the United States: Emergency Department Utilization, 2000 – 2008,” Academic Emergency Medicine, Vol. 19 (5) May, 2012, 535-540. —————————————————————————– E. Fleegler, MD, et.al., “Firearm Legislation and Firearm-Related Fatalities in the United States, JAMA Internal Medicine, Vol. 173, (9) May 13, 2013. ——————————————————————————- Eric Fleegler, MD, et. […]

Gun Violence Morbidity and Injury – The Numbers

To our visitors:  Please feel free to send us (via the Contact Us page) any thoughts or comments about our Posts or topics for additional Posts. ——————————————————————————- Guns are used in more than 31,000 deaths annually, of which 20,000 are suicides and 11,000 are homicides. The gun homicide total is slightly less than vehicle fatalities […]

Gun Violence Morbidity and Injury – The Costs

To our visitors:  Please feel free to send us (via the Contact Us page) any thoughts or comments about our Posts or topics for additional Posts. —————————————————————————– In a study of nearly 50,000 injured children admitted to EMS agencies between 2006 and 2008, patients who suffered gunshots had the highest proportion of serious injuries, major surgeries, in-hospital […]

Gun Violence Morbidity and Injury – The Victims

To our visitors:  Please feel free to send us (via the Contact Us page) any thoughts or comments about our Posts or topics for additional Posts. ——————————————————————————- Of the 11,000+ gun homicide victims each year, more than 6,500 are African-American and Hispanic inner-city residents, of whom 80% are male and 80% are between 15 and 34 y/o. […]

Gun Violence Morbidity and Injury – The Perpetrators

To our visitors:  Please feel free to send us (via the Contact Us page) any thoughts or comments about our Posts or topics for additional Posts. ——————————————————————————- We estimate that as many as half of the victims of gun violence had contact with at least one medical professional in the six months prior to the gun morbidity […]