Studies have demonstrated that firearm assault in Philadelphia shows both racial and geographical disparities, which emphasize the importance of implementing public health interventions aimed at reducing the socioeconomic and community disadvantage that contributes to them. However, previous research has not adequately explored how existing clinical data may improve our understanding of the spatial epidemiology of firearm injuries in Philadelphia. This study sought to address this gap by exploring clinical data’s utility in understanding firearm injury epidemiology. This retrospective, cross-sectional study identified firearm injury patients from January 2016 to September 2022 by ICD code using the electronic health records (EHR) from a 17-hospital health system. The sample (n = 782) of firearm injury patients differed from the general population of Philadelphia by age (p < 0.001), sex (p
Wetzel, Christopher, "Using Hospital Data to Study the Descriptive and Spatial Epidemiology of Firearm Injury in Philadelphia" (2023). Master of Public Health Capstone Presentations. Presentation 504.