Policies to prevent firearm injuries

S. P. Teret, Garen J Wintemute

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Abstract

Firearm-related injuries are a substantial public health problem. A wide array of policies designed to prevent these injuries have been discussed, but few are enacted into legislation. Even fewer have undergone scientific evaluation for their effectiveness. We offer a nosology for categorizing existing and future gun policies. A brief review of the effectiveness of existing gun policies is presented, and an argument is made for redirecting gun policy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)96-108
Number of pages13
JournalHealth Affairs
Volume12
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Nursing(all)
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Professions(all)

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