Year: 1988 Source: The New England Journal of Medicine, v.319, no.19, (November 10, 1988), p.1283-1285 SIEC No: 19880632

During 1984 & 1985, the number of people who died from intentional & nonintentional firearm injuries exceeded the number of causualties during the entire Vietnam war. The authors argue that effective strategies for preventing firearm injuries can be implemented only when a scientific perspective is used to study this problem. A four-step program to improve the methods & types of data collected for research & the development of prevention strategies is outlined. (11 refs.)