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Increased Firearm-Related Violence in Sweden: A Challenge for Emergency Medicine

Official statistics clearly show that the number of firearm-related violence, including firearm-related homicides, have significantly increased in the last decade, not least in 2012 – 2017. This is probably why Sweden is witnessing an increase in its total rate of deadly violence. Because of the increasing rates, there is no doubt that Emergency Medicine faces a new challenge and needs clear guidelines regarding both medical management and security issues related to firearm-related violence

Ardavan khoshnood


Swedish Society for Emergency Medicine, National Meeting in Emergency Medicine, Stockholm