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Ethics in Biology, Engineering and Medicine: An International Journal
SJR: 0.123

ISSN Печать: 2151-805X
ISSN Онлайн: 2151-8068

Ethics in Biology, Engineering and Medicine: An International Journal

DOI: 10.1615/EthicsBiologyEngMed.2014012035
pages 1-12

The Impact of Firearm Violence on the Healthcare System of the United States

Michael Lozovatsky
Department of Psychiatric Medicine, Seton Hall University School of Health and Medical Sciences, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Elizabeth, NJ
Subrata Saha
University of Washington

Краткое описание

The economic and human consequences of firearm-related violence extend beyond the boundaries of the immediate victims because this form of violence can impact every sector of a community, including the healthcare sector. Every year, these acts of accidental and aggravated assault contribute a disproportionate financial burden on the medical institutions that provide the lifesaving measures required to aid these victims. These expenditures, which total billions of dollars, exacerbate an already burdened healthcare system that projects annual expenditures equal to 17.6% of our national GDP. Our review of firearm-related injuries and the related financial cost suggests that the economic repercussions of firearm-related violence could be significantly reduced by enacting numerous policy initiatives that have been proposed within various state governments and their residing communities. As medical professionals, we have an ethical and moral obligation to bring this information to the public's attention and to encourage the development of policies that diminish the rise of firearm-related violence and its impact on this nation's healthcare system.


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