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NCJ Number: 151294 Find in a Library
Title: Costs of Penetrating Injury
Author(s): T R Miller; M A Cohen
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC 20057
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 90-IJ-CX-0050; MCJ-113A36-01
Document: PDF
Dataset: DATASET 1
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The costs of gunshot wounds and of criminally inflicted knife wounds can be considered in terms of health costs, death costs, follow-up care, lost wages, and lost quality of life.
Abstract: The range of costs that result from a penetrating injury can be categorized as emergency services and transport costs, medical care costs, mental health care costs, productivity losses, administrative costs, and costs of individual and family pain and suffering. This paper contains original analyses that estimate the costs of gunshot and knife wounds in the United States. Specifically, the analyses describe costs per injury and cost variations by cause of wounding, the national injury incidence, and the national injury cost. 9 tables, 2 figures, and 30 references
Main Term(s): Statistics
Index Term(s): Victims of Crime
Note: For publication in Textbook of Penetrating Trauma, Rao Ivatury and C. Gene Cayten, editors, Philadelphia: Lee and Civiga, 1995
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