Incidence and costs of injuries in The Netherlands.

  title={Incidence and costs of injuries in The Netherlands.},
  author={Willem Jan Meerding and Saakje Mulder and Ed F van Beeck},
  journal={European journal of public health},
  volume={16 3},
BACKGROUND Injuries are a major and persistent public health problem, but a comprehensive and detailed overview of the economic burden is missing. We therefore estimated the number of emergency department (ED) attendances and health care costs as a result of injury. METHODS We estimated lifetime health care costs of injuries occurring in The Netherlands in the year 1999. Patient groups were defined that are homogeneous in terms of health service use. Health service use and costs per patient… CONTINUE READING
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