Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Cost of Injury and Violence in the United States

from CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

 CDC's Injury Center is pleased to announce the release of the new WISQARSTM (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) Cost of Injury Reports.* 

Emergency medical technicians attending to an injured person.
WISQARS™ data can be used to learn more about the public health and economic burden associated with unintentional injury and violence-related injury in the United States.
The Cost of Injury Reports module provides cost estimates for injury deaths, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits where the patient was treated and released. 
The new module allows users to create reports of: medical costs (e.g., treatment and rehabilitation), work loss costs (e.g., lost wages, fringe benefits, and self-reported household services), and combined costs (medical plus work loss) based on a number of variables including: intent and mechanism (cause) of injury, body region and diagnosis of injury, geographic location (for deaths only), sex, and age.

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* WISQARSTM Cost of Injury Reports are based on lifetime medical and lifetime work loss costs in 2005. This was the most recent year of unit cost data available at the time the module was developed. NCIPC plans to update these estimates to more recent years in the future.
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