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The Incidence and Economic Burden of Injuries in the United States$
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Eric A. Finkelstein, Phaedra S. Corso, and Ted R. Miller

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195179484

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179484.001.0001

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The Burden of Injuries

The Burden of Injuries

Trends and Implications

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(p.160) Chapter 5 The Burden of Injuries
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The Incidence and Economic Burden of Injuries in the United States
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Eric A. Finkelstein

Phaedra S. Corso

Ted R. Miller

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179484.003.0005

This chapter provides an overview of the results and discusses trends in incidence and costs by comparing the results to those reported in the 1989 report. It also includes a discussion of key limitations and areas for future injury research and prevention.

Keywords:   injury, economic burden, medical costs, incidence of injuries, lifetime costs, medical spending, productivity loss

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