Children, Guns and ERs

According to a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, 75,000 children were shot between 2006 and 2014 — an average of more than 8,300 per year.(1) The cost of treating pediatric gunshot wounds in Emergency Rooms and for subsequent hospital stays came to $270 million. That may not include rehab and burial expenses.

When is enough, enough?


Sources:

  1. Faiz Gani, Joseph K. Canner. Trends in the Incidence of and Charges Associated With Firearm-Related Injuries Among Pediatric Patients, 2006-2014. JAMA Pediatrics, 2018; DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.3091

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