Iantorno SE, Swendiman RA, Bucher BT, Russell KW. Surge in Pediatric Firearm Injuries Presenting to US Children’s Hospitals During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Pediatr. Published online December 19, 2022. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2022.4881
About The Study: Rates of children with firearm injuries presenting to U.S. children’s hospitals significantly increased during the COVID-19 pandemic and remained elevated throughout 2021. Non-Hispanic Black children and those with public insurance had greater proportions of firearm-injured children during versus before the pandemic.
Authors: Stephanie E. Iantorno, M.D., of the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, is the corresponding author.
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