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

Publish Date
2009
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

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