Renee Butkus, BA; Robert Doherty, BA; Sue S. Bornstein, MD; for the Health and Public Policy Committee of the American College of Physicians *
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Corresponding Author: Renee Butkus, BA, American College of Physicians, 25 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001.
Current Author Addresses: Ms. Butkus and Mr. Doherty: American College of Physicians, 25 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001.
Dr. Bornstein: Texas Medical Home Initiative, 3111 Beverly Drive, Dallas, TX 75205.
Author Contributions: Conception and design: R. Butkus, R. Doherty, J.D. Lenchus, J. Quinton.
Analysis and interpretation of the data: R. Butkus, R. Doherty, J.K. Carney, T.L. Henry.
Drafting of the article: R. Butkus, R. Doherty, J. Quinton.
Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: R. Butkus, R. Doherty, S.S. Bornstein, J.K. Carney, T. Cooney, L. Engel, H.E. Gantzer, T.L. Henry, J.D. Lenchus, B.M. McCandless, J. Quinton, M. Southworth, M.A. Wallace.
Final approval of the article: R. Butkus, R. Doherty, S.S. Bornstein, J.K. Carney, T. Cooney, L. Engel, H.E. Gantzer, T.L. Henry, J.D. Lenchus, B.M. McCandless, J. Quinton, M. Southworth, A. Valdrighi, M.A. Wallace.
Collection and assembly of data: R. Butkus, T.L. Henry.
For more than 20 years, the American College of Physicians (ACP) has advocated for the need to address firearm-related injuries and deaths in the United States. Yet, firearm violence continues to be a public health crisis that requires the nation's immediate attention. The policy recommendations in this paper build on, strengthen, and expand current ACP policies approved by the Board of Regents in April 2014, based on analysis of approaches that the evidence suggests will be effective in reducing deaths and injuries from firearm-related violence.
Butkus R, Doherty R, Bornstein SS, for the Health and Public Policy Committee of the American College of Physicians. Reducing Firearm Injuries and Deaths in the United States: A Position Paper From the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med. [Epub ahead of print 30 October 2018]169:704–707. doi: 10.7326/M18-1530
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2018;169(10):704-707.
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