Year: 2003 Source: American Behavioral Scientist, v.46, no.9, (May 2003), p.1192-1210 SIEC No: 20031186

The authors first review the evidence linking the availability of firearms in the home to risk for suicide in case-control, ecological, or quasi-experimental studies. They then review patterns of firearms availability & the impact of firearms safety counselling in primary care, emergency room, & psychiatric settings. Finally, recommendations for further work are provided. (66 refs)