Healthcare providers are well positioned to screen for firearm access to reduce risk of suicides, yet there is a limited understanding of how often and for whom firearm access screening occurs. The present study examined the extent to which providers screen for firearm access and sought to identify who has been screened in the past.
The representative sample included 3510 residents from five US states who reported whether they have been asked about their access to firearms by a healthcare provider.
Principal Investigator (PI):
Allison E. Bond MA, Jayna Moceri-Brooks PhD RN, Taylor R. Rodriguez MS, Daniel Semenza PhD, Michael D. Anestis PhD