In the wake of recent high profile incidents of gun violence, there is renewed national attention on the prevalence and cost of firearm assaults in the United States. To make informed policy decisions, lawmakers are calling for current and accurate data on the costs of these assaults. This brief examines the costs of emergency department (ED) visits and hospital admissions for firearm assault victims in the United States in 2010. These costs are further examined according to patient gender, age, median household income, and insurance status.
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Title: The Hospital Costs of Firearm Assaults
Publication date 2013-09-12
Publication Year 2013
Embry M. Howell
, Peter Abraham
North America / United States
, urban institute
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