Communicating consequences with costs: a commentary on Corso et al's cost of injury.


Estimating the economic burden of injuries is important for setting priorities, allocating scarce health resources and planning cost-effective prevention activities. As a metric of burden, costs account for multiple injury consequences—death, severity, disability, body region, nature of injury—in a single unit of measurement. In a 1989 landmark report to… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2015-041862