Firearm-related injuries and deaths in Ontario, Canada, 2002-2016: a population-based study
David Gomez, Natasha Saunders, Brittany Greene, Robin Santiago, Najma Ahmed, Nancy N Baxter
CMAJ | CMA-CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOC | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: Firearm-related injury is an important and preventable cause of death and disability. We describe the burden, baseline characteristics and regional rates of firearm-related injury and death in Ontario. METHODS: We conducted a population-based cross-sectional study using linked data from health administrative data sets held at ICES. We identified residents of Ontario of all ages who were injured or died as a result of a firearm discharge between Apr. 1, 2002, and Dec. 31, 2016. We included injuries classified as assault, unintentional, self-harm or undetermined intent secondary to handguns, rifles, shotguns and larger firearms. The primary outcome was the incidence of nonfatal and..View full abstract
This study was supported by St. Michael's Hospital Medical Service Association 2018-2019 Alternative Funding Plan Innovation Fund.