Title

Firearm Storage Practices of US Members of the American College of Surgeons

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-22-2021

Publication Title

Journal of The American College of Surgeons

Volume

233

Issue

3

First page number:

331

Last page number:

336

Abstract

Background: As a part of its firearm injury prevention action plan, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) surveyed the entire US ACS membership regarding individual members' knowledge, experience, attitudes, degree of support for ACS Committee on Trauma (COT) firearm programs, and degree of support for a range of firearm injury prevention policies. This survey included questions regarding members' prevalence of firearm ownership, type of firearm(s) owned, type of firearm(s) in the home, personal reasons for firearm ownership, and methods of firearm/ammunition storage. Study design: An email invitation to participate in an anonymous, 23-item survey on firearms was sent to all US ACS members (n = 54,761) by a contracted survey research firm. Cross tabulation of questionnaire items by demographic characteristics and chi-square analyses were performed with statistical significance p.. (See full abstract in article).

Disciplines

Health and Medical Administration | Medical Humanities

Language

English

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