The cost of injury

Emerg Med Clin North Am. 1993 Feb;11(1):241-53.


The public health problem of injury has an enormous impact on individuals and society, both as a health and economic issue. Prior to the last decade, little attention has been paid to the costs generated by injury, much of which is preventable. By looking at aggregate economic costs for different injuries and population groups, the physician can understand where the problems occur that need to be addressed to curb this staggering burden on society.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Accidental Falls / economics
  • Accidents, Traffic / economics
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cost of Illness*
  • Craniocerebral Trauma / economics
  • Health Expenditures
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Spinal Cord Injuries / economics
  • United States
  • Wounds and Injuries / economics*
  • Wounds, Gunshot / economics