Are "accidental" gun deaths as rare as they seem? A comparison of medical examiner manner of death coding with an intent-based classification approach
De Marchena, J.
Villar, M. E.
Topics: Homicide Local Medical Suicide Surveillance/Data Collection
Keywords: intent-based classification medical examiner pediatric firearm death unintentional gun death
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The authors compared the proportion of pediatric unintentional gun deaths in Miami-Dade County based on manner of death coding by a medical examiner (ME) and an intent-based classification (IBC) for all pediatric firearm fatalities in Miami-Dade County between 1994 and 1998. Of 123 deaths, a significant difference was identified between ME coding and IBC for homicide and accident/unintentional firearm death, but not suicide.
Schaechter, J., Duran, I., Marchena, J. D., Lemard, G., & Villar, M. E. (2003). Are 'Accidental' Gun Deaths as Rare as They Seem? A Comparison of Medical Examiner Manner of Death Coding With an Intent-Based Classification Approach. Pediatrics, 111(4), 741
Schaechter, Judy, et al. "Are 'Accidental' Gun Deaths as Rare as They Seem? A Comparison of Medical Examiner Manner of Death Coding with an Intent-Based Classification Approach." Pediatrics 111.4 (2003): 741.