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Prevention of Firearm Related Injuries with Gun Buyback Programs and Community Based Violence PreventionPrograms2016

Type: New Evidence Based Review (EBR)
Category: Injury Prevention
Committee Liaison: Rishi Rattan, MD


Team leader(s)

Firearm related injuries kill over 30,000 people every year in the US. Effective prevention strategies are needed to decrease the burden of death and disability.

Gerard A. Baltazar, DO
Stephanie Bonne, MD
Jeannette M. Capella, MD, MEd
Kristen Conrad-Scnetz, DO
Linda Dultz, MD, MPH
Thomas Duncan, DO
Michael P. Hirsh, MD
Peter A. Pappas, MD
Rishi Rattan, MD
Libby Schroeder, MD
Pina Violano, PhD, MSPH, RN-BC, CCRN, CPS-T

Gun storage
PICO #1
Patient population:  general population
Intervention:  firearm safety devices that block/disable the firing function
Comparators:  with and without firearm safety devices
Outcome:  all firearm injuries

PICO #2
Patient population:  general population
Intervention:  gun safes
Comparators:  with and without gun safes
Outcome: all firearm injuries


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