TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Pauls, Merril A.; Downie, Jocelyn
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/13/2004, Vol. 170 Issue 8, p1255
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
12695658

 

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