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Proximity of hospitals to mass shootings in US

March 18, 2020

What The Study Did: Nontrauma center hospitals were the nearest hospitals to most of the mass shootings (five or more people injured or killed by a gun) that happened in the U.S. in 2019. This study examined distances to trauma centers and nontrauma center hospitals for 187 mass shootings.

Authors: Michael L. Nance, M.D., of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.0095)

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