SAFETYLIT WEEKLY UPDATE

We compile citations and summaries of about 400 new articles every week.
Email Signup | RSS Feed

HELP: Tutorials | FAQ
CONTACT US: Contact info

Search Results

Journal Article

Citation

Michael Lewiecki E, Miller SA. Am. J. Public Health 2013; 103(1): 27-31.

Affiliation

E. Michael Lewiecki is with the Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, and the New Mexico Clinical Research & Osteoporosis Center, Albuquerque. Sara A. Miller is with the Richard B. Simches Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, Boston.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2013, American Public Health Association)

DOI

10.2105/AJPH.2012.300964

PMID

23153127

Abstract

Suicide is a serious public health concern that is responsible for almost 1 million deaths each year worldwide. It is commonly an impulsive act by a vulnerable individual. The impulsivity of suicide provides opportunities to reduce the risk of suicide by restricting access to lethal means. In the United States, firearms, particularly handguns, are the most common means of suicide. Despite strong empirical evidence that restriction of access to firearms reduces suicides, access to firearms in the United States is generally subject to few restrictions. Implementation and evaluation of measures such as waiting periods and permit requirements that restrict access to handguns should be a top priority for reducing deaths from impulsive suicide in the United States. (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print November 15, 2012: e1-e4. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2012.300964).


Language: en

NEW SEARCH


All SafetyLit records are available for automatic download to Zotero & Mendeley
Print