To describe the trends in firearm fatalities in California between 1987 and 1991 and the 153 firearm injuries in girls and women treated at the King/Drew Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif, from September 1, 199 1, to December 31, 1992.
Desing: Retrospective study.
The study was conducted at the King/Drew Medical Center, a university-based county hospital, one of the major trauma centers in Los Angeles.
At the King/D Medical Center, 32 patients (21%) required at least one major procedure.
Of the 16 patients who died, 14 (88%) died in the emergency department of wounds to the head (six patients), chest (five patients), and abdomen (three patients).
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Mortalité, Homme, Sexe, Femelle, Traumatisme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Arme à feu
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Mortality, Human, Sex, Female, Trauma, United States, North America, America, Fire arm
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0520872
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.