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Mortality From Drug Overdoses, Homicides, Unintentional Injuries, Motor Vehicle Crashes, and Suicides During the Pandemic, March-August 2020

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Corresponding Author: Jeremy S. Faust, MD, MS, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 10 Vining St, Boston, MA 02115 (jsfaust@gmail.com).

Accepted for Publication: May 3, 2021.

Published Online: May 21, 2021. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.8012

Author Contributions: Dr Faust had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and accuracy of the data analysis.

Concept and design: Faust, Du, Lin, Krumholz.

Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Faust, Du, Mayes, Li, Lin, Barnett.

Drafting of the manuscript: Faust.

Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.

Statistical analysis: Faust, Du, Lin.

Administrative, technical, or material support: Faust, Mayes.

Supervision: Li, Lin, Krumholz.

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Lin reported working under contract from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop and maintain measures for hospital performance that are publicly reported. Dr Krumholz reported receiving personal fees from UnitedHealth, IBM Watson Health, Element Science, Aetna, Facebook, Siegfried & Jensen Law Firm, Arnold & Porter Law Firm, Martin/Baughman Law Firm, F-Prime, and National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Beijing; being the co-founder of HugoHealth, a personal health information platform, and Refactor Health, an AI-augmented data management company; receiving contracts from CMS through Yale New Haven Hospital to develop and maintain measures of hospital performance; and receiving grants from Medtronic and FDA, Medtronic and Johnson & Johnson, and Shenzhen Center for Health Information. No other disclosures were reported.

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