U-M study suggests violent injury is a chronic disease

As part of U-M’s ongoing collaboration with Hurley Medical Center in Flint, a two-year study finds that teens and young adults who had been seen in the ER for an assault-related injury were nearly twice as likely as their peers to wind up back in the ER for other violence-related injuries.

It’s the first time this issue has been studied by interviewing and reviewing medical records of patients over time, rather than looking back at medical records – which makes the finding more reliable.

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