Shooting ourselves in the foot: why mandatory reporting of gunshot wounds is a bad idea

Pauls, Merril A.; Downie, Jocelyn
April 2004
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/13/2004, Vol. 170 Issue 8, p1255
Academic Journal
Discusses several issues on the possible negative implications of mandating physicians to report gunshot wounds for the problem of gun-related violence. Strategy for preventing accidental firearm injuries and deaths; Means to help policy-makers formulate strategies to prevent gunshot related injuries; Role of the police in the investigation of gunshot related injuries.


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