Are We Missing Something Pertinent? A Bias Analysis of Unmeasured Confounding in the Firearm-Suicide Literature.

@article{Miller2016AreWM,
  title={Are We Missing Something Pertinent? A Bias Analysis of Unmeasured Confounding in the Firearm-Suicide Literature.},
  author={Matthew M Miller and Sonja Alsemgeest Swanson and Deborah R Azrael},
  journal={Epidemiologic reviews},
  year={2016},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={62-9}
}
Despite the magnitude and consistency of risk estimates in the peer-reviewed literature linking firearm availability and suicide, inferring causality has been questioned on the theoretical basis that existing studies may have failed to account for the possibility that members of households with firearms differ from members of households without firearms in important ways related to suicide risk. The current bias analysis directly addresses this concern by describing the salient characteristics… CONTINUE READING
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