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September 2014

Improving Survival From Intentional Mass Casualty IncidentsThe Need for a National Curriculum

Author Affiliations
  • 1Academic Affairs, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut
  • 2Traumatology and Emergency Medicine, University of Connecticut, Storrs
JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):891-892. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.189

With mass shootings happening more frequently, the epidemic of gun violence in the United States continues to produce death and suffering.1,2 This is true even though considerable attention has been directed at mental health services and gun control. While gun violence and mass killings will continue to occur, steps can be taken to improve survivability. One area on which to focus is the prompt assessment and treatment of victims.

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