Letters Data sharing to reduce violence

Incentives are needed to facilitate data sharing and reduce violence

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d4452 (Published 19 July 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d4452
  1. Adrian A Boyle, consultant1,
  2. Katrina Snelling, nurse1
  1. 1Cambridge University Foundation Hospitals Trust, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge CB2 2QO, UK
  1. adrian.boyle{at}addenbrookes.nhs.uk

Florence and colleagues present powerful evidence that sharing emergency department data with community safety partnerships can bring about meaningful reductions in community violence.1 Information sharing is a simple intervention that is almost entirely without harm or cost. The size of the benefit is …

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