Study Looks At Health Toll Of Guns On Children.

USA Today (10/14, Healy) reports on a new study published online in Pediatrics, which found “aspects of the health toll” inflicted on adolescents from gun injuries other than the death toll “get much less attention, including injury severity, the need for major surgical intervention, and high care costs.” The study found the impact to be particularly heavy for adolescent males aged 15 to 19, accounting for 83.2 percent of the gunshot wounds suffered by children in the study. According to the researchers, “the study provides ‘a broader look’ at the disproportionate and negative effects beyond fatalities.”

Related Links:

— “Death tallies belie true impact of kids’ gun injuries, “Michelle Healy, USA Today, October 14, 2013.

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