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Brief emergency department screening tool may help identify high-risk youths for future firearm violence

from 2 minute medicine

Firearms are the cause of death in over 86% of homicides among youths 15-24 years of age in the United States, making firearm violence an important public health issue. In the ED, there is currently no brief screening tool of clinical relevance that could help to detect where violence prevention efforts should be placed. In this 24-month prospective cohort study in Flint, Michigan, researchers developed a screening tool to help detect youths at high-risk of future firearm violence. more

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