Pennsylvania health officials are working with three city hospitals on a system that will track gunshot injuries among young people in an effort to identify trends, better assist victims and prevent violence. The Pennsylvania Injury Reporting and Intervention System will collect information on gun-related injuries for people 15 to 24 years old -- the group state officials say is most susceptible to gun violence. The data will be used by state, local and community organizations to identify trends, focus on how current prevention programs are working and develop new programs that will benefit victims and their families. Three Philadelphia trauma centers will take part in the pilot program, slated to begin in about five weeks: the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical Center. -- by the Associated Press
Pa. working on hospital-based tracking of gun injuries
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