Accidents & Violence, Author Interviews, JAMA, Pediatrics / 29.10.2019
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Carole Stipelman MD MPH Associate Professor of Pediatrics Physician Informatics Team Medical Director, University Pediatric Clinic Salt Lake City, Utah MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?
- Guns are the second leading cause of death in children and adolescents.
- 6 million children live in homes with at least one gun that is loaded and unlocked.
- Safe storage of guns increases when physicians speak with parents about how to prevent children from having access to guns. However, these conversations happen infrequently.