Marian E. Betz, MD, MPH; Alexander D. McCourt, JD, MPH; Jon S. Vernick, JD, MPH; Megan L. Ranney, MD, MPH; Donovan T. Maust, MD, MS; Garen J. Wintemute, MD, MPH
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Mr. McCourt: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Gun Policy and Research, 624 North Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205.
Mr. Vernick: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Gun Policy and Research, 624 North Broadway, Hampton House Room 594, Baltimore, MD 21205.
Dr. Ranney: Department of Emergency Medicine, Alpert Medical School, Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, 593 Eddy Street, Claverick 2, Providence, RI 02903.
Dr. Maust: University of Michigan, North Campus Research Complex 016-226w, 2800 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48109.
Dr. Wintemute: Violence Prevention Research Program, University of California, Davis, 2315 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95817.
Author Contributions: Conception and design: M.E. Betz, J.S. Vernick, M.L. Ranney, G.J. Wintemute.
Analysis and interpretation of the data: M.E. Betz, A.D. McCourt, J.S. Vernick, M.L. Ranney.
Drafting of the article: M.E. Betz, A.D. McCourt, J.S. Vernick, M.L. Ranney, D.T. Maust, G.J. Wintemute.
Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: M.E. Betz, J.S. Vernick, M.L. Ranney, D.T. Maust, G.J. Wintemute.
Final approval of the article: M.E. Betz, A.D. McCourt, J.S. Vernick, M.L. Ranney, D.T. Maust, G.J. Wintemute.
Obtaining of funding: G.J. Wintemute.
Administrative, technical, or logistic support: M.E. Betz, M.L. Ranney.
Collection and assembly of data: M.E. Betz, A.D. McCourt, M.L. Ranney.
Table. Recommendations for Screening and Counseling Based on Dementia Stage*
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Betz ME, McCourt AD, Vernick JS, Ranney ML, Maust DT, Wintemute GJ. Firearms and Dementia: Clinical Considerations. Ann Intern Med. [Epub ahead of print 8 May 2018]:. doi: 10.7326/M18-0140
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