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Medical Costs

Philip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig

in Gun Violence

Published in print February 2002 | ISBN: 9780195153842
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199849208 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195153842.003.0005

Series: Studies in Crime and Public Policy

Medical Costs

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This chapter begins by examining the annual costs of medical treatment resulting from gunshot wounds. It evaluates the effect of gunshot injuries on the nation's total annual medical bill, as well as on the nation's medical system.

Keywords: annual cost; medical treatment; gunshot wounds; annual medical bill; medical system

Chapter.  2708 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Criminal Law

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