Outcomes of Children With Firearm Injuries Admitted to the PICU in the United States*

CONCLUSIONS: Mortality rate of children with firearm injury admitted to the PICU is high. Children admitted to the PICU with suicide attempt with a firearm carried the highest mortality. Further studies may help further define the epidemiology of firearm injuries in children and plan interventions to minimize these unnecessary deaths.
Source: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - Category: Pediatrics Tags: Feature Articles Source Type: research

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