TITLE

Why mandatory reporting of gunshot wounds is necessary

AUTHOR(S)
Ovens, Howard
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/13/2004, Vol. 170 Issue 8, p1256
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents comments on the benefits of mandating physicians to report gunshot wounds to the problem of gun-related violence. Risk of the gun used to suicidal patients after hospital discharge; Means to reveal whether the gun or shooter poses further risk to anyone; Role of the police in the investigation of cases of suspected firearms abuse.
ACCESSION #
12695659

 

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