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Unintentional Firearm Injuries Remain Prevalent Over a 12 Year Experience at a Rural Midwestern Level 1 Trauma Center

Description
Examines the variety of firearm injuries seen at a rural Iowa level 1 trauma center to provide an awareness of the prevalence, mechanism used in the injury, and variation in seasonal occurrence. Data identifying patients with a firearm injury was obtained from a trauma registry for the years 2002 to 2014. Goal was to distinguish the characteristics of preventable firearm injuries in rural environments to improve firearm education and influence public policy.
Author(s)
Brian Guetschow, Michele Lilienthal, Michael Willey
Citation
Iowa Orthopaedic Journal, 38, 45-52
Date
2018
Type
Document
Tagged as
Emergency department and urgent care services · Hospitals · Injuries · Statistics and data · Iowa