Research on firearm injuries to U.S. children gets 30 times less funding per death than other causes

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Firearm injuries kill 2,500 American children each year and send another 12,000 to emergency departments. But a new study, published in the October issue of Health Affairs and co-authored by Dr. Megan Ranney, associate professor of emergency medicine and health services, policy and practice at Brown and an emergency physician and injury prevention researcher at Rhode Island Hospital, finds that the nation spends far less on studying what led to those injuries, and what might prevent and treat them, than it spends on other, less-common causes of death in children between the ages of 1 and 18 years. READ MORE