Reducing firearm-related injuries and deaths in the United States: executive summary of a policy position paper from the American College of Physicians.

@article{Butkus2014ReducingFI,
  title={Reducing firearm-related injuries and deaths in the United States: executive summary of a policy position paper from the American College of Physicians.},
  author={Renee Butkus and Robert Doherty and Hilary Daniel},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={160 12},
  pages={858-60}
}
In 1995, the American College of Physicians (ACP) issued its first statement that raised concern about the epidemic of firearm violence in the United States and advocated for policies to reduce the rate of firearm injuries and deaths (1). Nineteen years later, although rates of firearmrelated death, injury, and disability have decreased, firearmrelated mortality rates in the United States remain the highest among industrialized countries (2). The mass shooting that occurred in December 2012 at… CONTINUE READING
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