Prevention of firearm-related injuries and deaths among youth: A product-oriented approach

L. H. Freed, Jon S Vernick, S. W. Hargarten

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Abstract

Firearm-related injuries are the second leading cause of death in youth. A product-oriented approach, focusing on the gun, may be an efficient and effective strategy to reduce firearm-related injuries and death. Such an approach includes decreasing the number of guns in the environment and modifying the gun to reduce it potential for harm. As with efforts to reduce childhood injuries from motor vehicle crashes and poisonings, pediatric health professionals can assume a leadership role in preventing firearm- related injuries and death in youth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)427-438
Number of pages12
JournalPediatric Clinics of North America
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

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Firearms
Wounds and Injuries
Motor Vehicles
Poisoning
Cause of Death
Pediatrics
Health

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Prevention of firearm-related injuries and deaths among youth : A product-oriented approach. / Freed, L. H.; Vernick, Jon S; Hargarten, S. W.

In: Pediatric Clinics of North America, Vol. 45, No. 2, 1998, p. 427-438.

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