ERIC Number: ED378453
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
The Financial Costs of Gun Violence. Firearm Facts.
Duker, Laurie, Ed.
Aside from the fear, isolation, or the loss of a loved one that violence imposes on many Americans, the financial burden placed on taxpayers through medical costs is significant. This fact sheet provides statistical information on the monetary impact of treating the "typical" gunshot victim in the United States. Data are provided on cost of direct medical services, lost wages and quality of life, cost to government assistance agencies and insurance firms, and financial difficulties placed on individual trauma centers. (RB)
Descriptors: Costs, Guns, Health Care Costs, Health Insurance, Homicide, Medical Services, Patients, Taxes, Violence
National Maternal and Child Health Clearinghouse, 8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 600, McLean, VA 22102.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Arlington, VA.; Summit Medical Center, Oakland, CA.