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Hugenberg, Florian, Walter Odhiambo Anjango, Angela Mwita and Dedan Opondo. 2007 ‘Discussion.’ Firearm Injuries in Nairobi, Kenya: Who pays the price?; 28 (4), p. 415. Boston: Journal of Public Health Policy. 1 January

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In Nairobi, we surmise that many firearm injury victims die without reaching KNH [Kenyatta National Hospital], as the hospital mortality is comparatively low, and patients who arrive are in a fairly stable condition, usually out of immediate danger.

Muhinga retrospectively analysed all firearm injury-related hospital admissions to KNH over a 5-year period between 1994 and 1999. He counted 225 firearm injury cases, with an overall in-hospital mortality of 2.2% (19).

Saidi et al. reported from the Aga Khan Hospital, Nairobi, where they found a mortality of less than 6% over a 6-year period between 1993 and 1998 (20).

Sources cited:

19) Muhinga, MN. A study of gunshot wounds as seen at Kenya National Hospital July 1994-June 1999. MMED (surgery) Thesis, University of Nairobi, 2000.

20) Saidi HS, Nyakiamo J, Faya S. Gunshot injuries seen at Aga Khan Hospital Nairobi, Kenya. East Afr Med J. 2002;79:188-92.

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