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The Incidence and Economic Burden of Injuries in the United States
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The Incidence and Economic Burden of Injuries in the United States

Eric A. Finkelstein, Phaedra S. Corso, and Ted R. Miller

Abstract

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 results in fractures, amputations, burns, or significant injuries that have far-reaching consequences. Now, for the first time in over fifteen years, there are comprehensive estimates of the impact of these injuries in economic terms. This book updates a landmark Report to Congress from ... More

Keywords: injury incidence, injury prevention, lifetime medical costs, lifetime productivity losses, lifetime injury costs, injury burden

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195179484
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179484.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eric A. Finkelstein, author
Research Triangle International, Division for Health Services and Social Policy Research

Phaedra S. Corso, author
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ted R. Miller, author
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation

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