The Incidence and Economic Burden of Injuries in the United States

The Incidence and Economic Burden of Injuries in the United States

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Injuries are one of the most serious public health problems facing the United States today. Through premature death, disability, medical cost and lost productivity, injuries impact the health and welfare of all Americans. Deaths only begin to tell the story. Although many injuries are minor, a large proportion result in fractures, amputations, burns, or significant injuries that have far-reaching consequences. Now, for the first time in over 15 years, we have comprehensive estimates of the impact of these injuries in economic terms. This book updates a landmark Report to Congress from 1989. Since that report, no undertaking has addressed the incidence and economic burden of injuries with more timely data, despite major changes in the fields of prevention, reporting and surveillance. Since the mid-eighties, new safety technologies have been developed to prevent injuries or to decrease the severity of injuries, and new policies and laws have been enacted to promote injury prevention. Chapter topics include incidence by detailed categorisations, lifetime medical costs and productivity losses as a result of injuries, and a discussion of recent trends. Lavishly illustrated with tables and graphs, this volume is a valuable reference for public health practitioners, researchers, and students alike.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 160 x 236.2 x 25.4mm | 453.6g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 143 line illustrations, numerous tables
  • 019517948X
  • 9780195179484

Table of contents

Foreword ; 1. Incidence of Injuries in 2000 ; 2. Lifetime Medical Costs of Injuries ; 3. Lifetime Productivity Losses Due to Injuries ; 4. Total Lifetime Costs of Injuries ; 5. The Burden of Injuries: Trends and Implicationsshow more

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