Journal article

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

Canadian Medical Association Journal | 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..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by St. Michael's Hospital Medical Service Association 2018-2019 Alternative Funding Plan Innovation Fund.