Gun Violence – Costs and Thoughts

Three articles that discuss the costs of gun violence to Children, Pre-hospital deaths means an increased violence, and the Annual cost of gun violence.

Gunshot wounds in children account for $270M in medical charges annually

More than 8,300 children and teenagers each year are treated for gunshot wounds in emergency departments across the U.S., study finds

A new Johns Hopkins study of more than 75,000 teenagers and children who suffered a firearm-related injury between 2006 and 2014 points to the financial burden of gunshot wounds and highlights the increasing incidence of injury in certain age groups.

Faiz Gani, a research fellow in the Johns Hopkins Surgery Center for Outcomes Research and one of the report’s authors, published a study last year that examined the annual cost of gun violence in America, finding that emergency room and inpatient charges total approximately $2.8 billion each year. In light of recent school shootings—such as the February 2018 mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida where 17 people were killed and 17 more were wounded—Gani and his team of researchers point to an urgent need to understand trends in firearm-related injuries among young people.

Increase in prehospital deaths over the past decade points to intensifying violence

Patients were four times more likely to die from gunshot wounds, nearly nine times more likely to die from stab wounds before getting to a trauma center in 2014, compared to 2007

A new Johns Hopkins Medicine analysis of national trauma data shows that trauma patients were four times more likely to die from gunshot wounds and nearly nine times more likely to die from stab wounds before getting to a trauma center in 2014, compared with rates in 2007.

report of the findings, published April 3 in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, says that the increase in prehospital mortality suggests violence is intensifying.

The annual cost of gun violence in America—$2.8 billion in emergency room, inpatient charges

Johns Hopkins study of more than 704,000 patients highlights trends in injuries, incidence

A Johns Hopkins study of more than 704,000 people who arrived alive at a United States emergency room for treatment of a firearm-related injury over a nine-year period finds decreasing incidence of such injuries in some age groups, increasing trends in others, and affirmation of the persistently high cost of gunshot wounds in dollars and human suffering.

Among the findings—firearm-related injuries account for approximately $2.8 billion in emergency department and inpatient care each year.

A report on the analysis, published in the October issue of Health Affairs, is designed to highlight updated trends in types of firearm injuries and the kinds of firearms commonly used over time.

https://hub.jhu.edu/2017/10/04/gun-violence-cost-injury-study/

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