Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH
This article was published at www.annals.org on 18 October 2016.
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Hargarten S.; Firearm Injury in the United States: Effective Management Must Address Biophysical and Biopsychosocial Factors. Ann Intern Med. 2016. doi: 10.7326/M16-2244
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2016.
Every hour of every day in the United States, a bullet kills or injures someone. People affected by firearm violence represent a spectrum of races and reside in both urban and rural areas (1). The mass and velocity of a bullet—its kinetic energy—is the cause of mortality, morbidity, and significant lifelong physical and psychological sequelae. Although a bullet's kinetic energy is the immediate agent of injury, biopsychosocial factors are important contributors to the public health problem of firearm violence (2, 3).
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