J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2021 04;90(4):652-658
From the Center for Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery (B.S., L.R., R.A., J.M.E.), Department of Emergency Medicine (E.R.S.), and Emergency Medical Services Program (G.S.), The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC; Department of Surgery (J.N.), University of California, Irvine, Orange, California; Department of Surgery (R.M., E.C., S.U.), University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado; Department of Surgery (B.R.H.R.), Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; Department of Surgery (P.J.C.), University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada; Department of Surgery (I.S.), Ryder Trauma Center, University of Miami, Miami, Florida; Department of Surgery (B.J.), University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona; Department of Surgery (J.G.), Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut; and Department of Surgery (J.B.), Broward Health, Miami, Florida.
Background: Firearm injury remains a public health crisis. Whereas there have been studies evaluating causes of death in victims of civilian public mass shootings (CPMSs), there are no large studies evaluating injuries sustained and treatments rendered in survivors. The purpose of this study was to describe these characteristics to inform ideal preparation for these events. Read More