Firearm assault in Philadelphia, 2005–2014: a comparison of police and trauma registry data


Led by PISC Past Trainee Elinore Kaufman, MD, MSHP, in collaboration with PISC Executive Director Douglas Wiebe, Executive Committee member Daniel Holena, Past Trainee Christopher Morrison, as well as Senior Scholars Sara Jacoby and Carrie Sims this study seeks to understand the implications of using trauma registry data to describe firearm injury epidemiology.

Kaufman et al. compared trends in firearm assault incidence and case-fatality in Philadelphia over 10 years from two sources: the Pennsylvania Trauma Outcomes Study (PTOS), Pennsylvania’s state-mandated trauma registry, and the Philadelphia Police Department database (PPD) of firearm assaults.

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