INCREASED YOUTH VIOLENCE ADDS TO HEALTH CARE COSTS AND NEEDLESS LONG-TERM HUMAN TRAUMA

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Identifier 1994_19_Apr
Title INCREASED YOUTH VIOLENCE ADDS TO HEALTH CARE COSTS AND NEEDLESS LONG-TERM HUMAN TRAUMA
Subject Violence; Wounds, Gunshot; Wounds and Injuries; Adolescent; Academic Medical Centers; Hospitals, University; Public Relations; Communications Media; Mass Media; Social Marketing; Information Dissemination; News; Press Release
Description The facts are in: physical trauma is the principal cause of death among Americans between the ages of 1 and 38. Approximately 165,000 people die each year and more than $87 billion per year is spent as a result of traumatic injuries. Primarily, these injuries are gunshot wounds, stabbing and beatings. Gunshot wounds are the fifth leading cause of accidental death for children under the age of 14 in this country. Some 5,356 people under the age of 19 were killed by guns in 1991, or 15 youths a day, say government statistics. And, according to a survey of children's hospitals across the country, it costs more than $14,000 to treat each child struck down by gunfire -- enough to pay for a full year of college tuition.
Publisher University of Utah Health Care Office of Public Affairs and Marketing
Language eng
Relation University of Utah Health Care Office of Public Affairs and Marketing Collection
Rights Management Copyright 2012
Holding Institution Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Scanning Technician sg
Metadata Cataloger amt
ARK ark:/87278/s62v59zx
Setname ehsl_pahsc
Date Created 2013-03-06
Date Modified 2013-11-08
ID 935510
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s62v59zx
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