Co-occurrence of potentially preventable factors in 256 dog bite-related fatalities in the United States (2000-2009).

@article{Patronek2013CooccurrenceOP,
  title={Co-occurrence of potentially preventable factors in 256 dog bite-related fatalities in the United States (2000-2009).},
  author={Gary J. Patronek and Jeffrey J. Sacks and Karen M Delise and Donald Cleary and Amy R. Marder},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  year={2013},
  volume={243 12},
  pages={
          1726-36
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To examine potentially preventable factors in human dog bite-related fatalities (DBRFs) on the basis of data from sources that were more complete, verifiable, and accurate than media reports used in previous studies. DESIGN Prospective case series. SAMPLE 56 DBRFs occurring in the United States from 2000 to 2009. PROCEDURES DBRFs were identified from media reports and detailed histories were compiled on the basis of reports from homicide detectives, animal control reports, and… Expand
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