As gun deaths continue to increase in the United States, the American College of Surgeons Improving Social Determinants to Attenuate Violence (ISAVE) task force outlined steps the medical community must take to understand and address the root causes of gun violence.
The American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2020 (Oct. 3-7) is a virtual-only event. Here’s the listing of next week’s activities for media attendees.
The rise in firearm violence has coincided with an increase in the severity of injuries firearms inflict as well as the cost of operations.
While firearm violence is a major public health challenge in the United States, it has often been considered a law enforcement issue with only law enforcement solutions. An article by two University of Pennsylvania researchers advises that treating firearm violence as a disease and taking a public health approach to prevention and treatment can help reduce its harms.