REDUCING INJURIES AMONG NATIVE AMERICANS: FIVE COST-OUTCOME ANALYSES

900,000 Native Americans live on reservations and trust lands. Injuries are second only to heart disease as a cause of death and second largest source of hospital days in the Native American jurisdictions. This paper provides cost-outcome analyses of five injury prevention efforts: a safety belt program; a streetlight project; a livestock control project; a drowning prevention program; and a suicide prevention and intervention program. Data availability was the deciding factor in project selection, and each analysis describes costs of program implementation and operation, program effectiveness, and the related cost savings. Overall, injury prevention programs have clearly been an excellent investment for Native American tribes; it has saved money while saving lives.

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    Elsevier

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  • Authors:
    • Zaloshnja, E
    • Miller, T R
    • Galbraith, M S
    • Lawrence, B A
    • DeBruyn, L M
    • BILL, N
    • Hicks, K R
    • Keiffer, M
    • Perkins, R
  • Publication Date: 2003

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00962956
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 5 2003 12:00AM