Here are some statistics showing an increase in the number of active shooter incidents that have occurred in hospitals.
Number of Incidents in Hospitals: Total US
- 9 per year (for the period 2000-2005)
- 16.7 per year (for the period 2006-2011)
The definition of an active shooter incident, and the security measures that a hospital might consider are discussed in this commentary.
Source: Adashi, E.Y., and Cohen, I.G. (2015, Feb. 26). Hospital-based active shooter incidents: sanctuary under fire. JAMA. Retrieved from http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2174624 Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, email@example.com
Filed under: Disaster preparedness, Emergency department, Patient safety, Posted by Kim Garber | Tagged: Active shooter incidents, Active shooters, Firearms in hospitals, Guns in hospitals, Hospital security, Weapons in hospitals |