Cost of hospitalization for firearm injuries by firearm type, intent, and payer in the United States
OPEN Injury epidemiology | 20 Jul 2017
C Peek-Asa, B Butcher and JE Cavanaugh
Firearm injuries disproportionately affect young, male, non-White populations, causing substantial individual and societal burden. Annual costs for hospitalized firearm injuries have not been widely described, as most previous cost studies have focused on lifetime costs. We examined a nationally-representative database of hospitalizations in the US to estimate per-hospital and overall hospital costs for firearm injuries by intent, type of weapon, and payer source.
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