Injuries due to firearms in three cities.

  title={Injuries due to firearms in three cities.},
  author={Arthur L. Kellermann and Frederick P. Rivara and Roberta K Lee and J G Banton and Paul Cummings and B B Hackman and Grant W. Somes},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={335 19},
BACKGROUND To describe the incidence and outcome of injuries due to firearms, we conducted a population-based study of fatal and nonfatal gunshot wounds in three cities: Memphis, Tennessee; Seattle; and Galveston, Texas. METHODS Records of the police, medical examiners, ambulance crews, and hospital emergency departments and hospital admissions were monitored to identify all injuries caused by firearms that were severe enough to prompt emergency medical treatment. These records were linked to… CONTINUE READING
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