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Interventions for promoting smoke alarm ownership and function

  1. Carolyn DiGuiseppi1,*,
  2. Cynthia W Goss1,
  3. Julian PT Higgins2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Injuries Group

Published Online: 23 APR 2001

Assessed as up-to-date: 16 SEP 2007

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD002246

How to Cite

DiGuiseppi C, Goss CW, Higgins JPT. Interventions for promoting smoke alarm ownership and function. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2001, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD002246. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD002246.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Colorado Denver, Colorado Injury Control Research Center, Colorado School of Public Health, Aurora, CO, USA

  2. 2

    MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge, UK

*Carolyn DiGuiseppi, Colorado Injury Control Research Center, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Denver, 13001 E 17th Place, Box B119, Aurora, CO, 80045, USA. carolyn.diguiseppi@UCDENVER.edu.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 23 APR 2001

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  4. References to ongoing studies
  5. Additional references
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DiGuiseppi 2000