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- Priority Target Areas
- Priority Risk and Protective Factors
Friday, January 30, 2015
Study: Saving lives and saving money: Hospital-based violence intervention is cost-effective
Victims of violence are at significant risk for injury recidivism, including fatality. In a previous study, it was demonstrated that a hospital-based violence intervention program (VIP) resulted in a fourfold reduction in injury recidivism, avoiding trauma care costs of $41,000 per injury. Given limited trauma center resources, assessing cost-effectiveness of interventions is fundamental to inform use of these programs in other institutions. This study examines the cost-effectiveness of hospital-based VIP.