David Xiang, Kiera Liblik
1. In this observational cohort study, recurrent injury was frequent among firearm injury survivors, especially patients from socially vulnerable areas.
2. Fatal firearm injuries also occurred more frequently in prior firearm injury survivors.
Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)
Study Rundown: Firearm injuries are the leading cause of death for United States youths aged 1 to 19 years old, with socially vulnerable groups such as Black children and young adults disproportionally affected. Additionally, structural racism and other social determinants of health have increased the risk of violent injury among these populations...
September 7, 2023: 2 Minute Medicine