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Gunshot wound victims are at high risk for readmission

Key clinical point: Some patterns of injury set gun violence patients up for a greater likelihood of readmission.

Major finding: Patients who sustained visceral gunshot wounds had a sixfold increase in likelihood of readmission.

Study details: Retrospective, single-center study of 110 patients who received 174 imaging studies during readmission after prior gunshot wound.

Disclosures: The authors reported no conflicts of interest and no outside sources of funding.


Pomeranz C et al. RSNA 2019, Presentation HP226-SD-THA3.