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Health Care Costs Associated with Violence in Pennsylvania

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The study provides: a definition of each type of violence, the economic impact of the violence, the health care cost of the violence, trends in the violence, statistics on the incidence of the violence, a break down by race and age, a break down of hospital visits and hospital admissions, the long term impacts of the violence, and social services that address this form of violence.

Its findings include that more than 50,000 violent crimes were reported to PA police departments in 1994 at a cost of more than $233 million in PA inpatient hospital admissions.

The study was commissioned by Highmark, Inc. a U.S. health insurer and was conducted by University of Pittsburg's Center for Injury Research.