Rare Joint Editorial Urges Clinicians to Act on Gun Violence
October 12, 2017
(Medscape) – The recent mass shooting in Las Vegas was the largest in modern US history, with 59 people dead (58 gunshot victims and 1 shooter suicide) and more than 500 injured. This horrific event has once again highlighted gun violence as a public health crisis in the United States. In a rare joint editorial, written by a group of editors and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, JAMA, the New England Journal of Medicine, and PLOS Medicine, Darren B. Taichman, MD, PhD, executive deputy editor of the Annals of Internal Medicine and colleagues, share a list of ways in which healthcare professionals can use their skills and voices to address this public health threat. The editorial was published online October 10 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.