ONE-YEAR ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF ACCIDENTS IN A SWEDISH MUNICIPALITY

The objectives of this study were to develop a system to calculate the economic consequences of accidents and to account for the economic consequences of all accidents during 1 year in a district. A total population injury survey was done in an area with a population of over 41,000. All accidents (N=4926) occurring within a 12-month period and requiring medical care were noted. The costs (calculated at 1991 prices) to the health care service (outpatient care, including primary health care and hospital care) were US$ 3.59 million, to trade and industry US$12.08 million, and for health insurance US$1.38 million. The cost for society of uninsured people is not possible to estimate using loss of production. However, the time lost from "normal activities" was registered. If this time is valued at the same price as working hours, a welfare cost of US$6.53 million should be added. In a forthcoming paper, an assessment of the cost-effectiveness of interventions against accidents will be published.

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    Elsevier

    The Boulevard, Langford Lane
    Kidlington, Oxford  United Kingdom  OX5 1GB
  • Authors:
    • Lindqvist, K S
    • Brodin, H
  • Publication Date: 1996-3

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00720352
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-042 113
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 14 1996 12:00AM