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Hidden Costs in Health Care: The Economic Impact of Violence and Abuse

Description

Violence and abuse occur in all age groups, at all socioeconomic levels, and throughout all of society’s structure. This paper reviews a sampling of the literature that supports the contention that violence and abuse lead to a significant increase in health care utilization and costs. Includes a graph that illustrates the conditions and health risk behaviors that are known or suspected to have a correlation with lifetime exposure to abuse.Hidden Costs in Health Care: The Economic Impact of Violence and Abuse

Publish Date
2009
Bibliography
The Academy on Violence & Abuse
Topic Health and Medicine, Sexual Violence
Publication Type