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Incidence and economic burden of injuries in the United States
  1. Julia Seifert

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    EA Finkelstein, PS Corso, TR Miller. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006, £26.99 (hardback).

    In this book the authors present data from the year 2000 regarding the incidence of injuries in the United States and the associated economic burden.

    Chapter 1 deals with the incidence of accidental injuries during the year 2000 using the ICD-9 classification and based on data from 50.1 million injured persons. The authors use tables and graphs to present information regarding demographics, cause of accident, body system affected, injury severity and injury patterns.

    Chapter 2 discusses the lifetime costs resulting from accidental injuries. It is estimated that the total cost of injury to the US health system in 2000 was $80.2 billion, of which traumatic deaths accounted for $1.1 billion, inpatient costs for $33.7 billion and outpatient costs for …

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