A cross-sectional study of emergency care utilization and associated costs of violent-related (assault) injuries in the United States.

@article{Monuteaux2017ACS,
  title={A cross-sectional study of emergency care utilization and associated costs of violent-related (assault) injuries in the United States.},
  author={Michael Carl Monuteaux and Eric William Fleegler and Lois Kaye Lee},
  journal={The journal of trauma and acute care surgery},
  year={2017},
  volume={83 2},
  pages={
          310-315
        }
}
BACKGROUND Violent-related (assault) injuries are a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Many violent injury victims seek treatment in the emergency department (ED). Our objectives were to (1) estimate rates of violent-related injuries evaluated in United States EDs, (2) estimate linear trends in ED visits for violent-related injuries from 2000 to 2010, and (3) to determine the associated health care and work-loss costs. METHODS We examined adults 18 years and older… CONTINUE READING
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