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The Incidence and Economic Burden of Injuries in the United States

Eric A. Finkelstein, Phaedra S. Corso, and Ted R. Miller

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179484
eISBN:
9780199864621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179484.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Injuries are one of the most serious public health problems facing the United States today. Through premature death, disability, medical cost, and lost productivity, injuries impact the health and ... More


Lifetime Medical Costs of Injuries

Eric A. Finkelstein, Phaedra S. Corso, and Ted R. Miller

in The Incidence and Economic Burden of Injuries in the United States

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179484
eISBN:
9780199864621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179484.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents the lifetime medical costs of injuries. Cost estimates are divided into three mutually exclusive categories that reflect the severity of injury: (1) injury resulting in death, ... More


Economic Impact of Cancer in the United States

MARTIN L. BROWN and K. ROBIN YABROFF

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149616
eISBN:
9780199865062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the economic impact of cancer in the United States. Three categories of cost domains are identified: direct costs, resulting from the use of resources for medical care; ... More


Total Lifetime Costs of Injuries

Eric A. Finkelstein, Phaedra S. Corso, and Ted R. Miller

in The Incidence and Economic Burden of Injuries in the United States

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179484
eISBN:
9780199864621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179484.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter quantifies the total lifetime costs of injuries that occurred in 2000, defined as the sum of medical spending and lost productivity due to morbidity and mortality. The magnitude of total ... More


Gun Violence: The Real Costs

Philip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195153842
eISBN:
9780199849208
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195153842.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Until now researchers have assessed the burden imposed by gunshot injuries and deaths in terms of medical costs and lost productivity. Here, the chapters widen the lens, developing a framework to ... More


The MDs Are Off Their Pedestal

Nancy Tomes

in Remaking the American Patient: How Madison Avenue and Modern Medicine Turned Patients into Consumers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622774
eISBN:
9781469622798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622774.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the doctor's public image problem that arose during the Cold War era due to issues of cost, quality, and access. It first provides an overview of the expansion and modernization ... More


The High Cost of Keeping Alive

Nancy Tomes

in Remaking the American Patient: How Madison Avenue and Modern Medicine Turned Patients into Consumers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622774
eISBN:
9781469622798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622774.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the increase in medical costs with the emergence of a new and better kind of medical man that replaced the old-style family doctor. The reality that the new physician's services ... More


The Burden of Injuries: Trends and Implications

Eric A. Finkelstein, Phaedra S. Corso, and Ted R. Miller

in The Incidence and Economic Burden of Injuries in the United States

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179484
eISBN:
9780199864621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179484.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides an overview of the results and discusses trends in incidence and costs by comparing the results to those reported in the 1989 report. It also includes a discussion of key ... More


Removing the Instability and Inequity in the Japanese Health Insurance System

Seiritsu Ogura, Tamotsu Kadoda, and Makoto Kawamura

in Health Care Issues in the United States and Japan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226902920
eISBN:
9780226903248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903248.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter compares Japan's current public medical insurance to an unstable two-story building, whose second floor (health insurance for the elderly) is becoming heavier each day, while its first ... More


Can Medical Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Identify the Value of Research?

David Meltzer (ed.)

in Measuring the Gains from Medical Research: An Economic Approach

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226551784
eISBN:
9780226551791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226551791.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter reviews the tools of medical cost-effectiveness analysis and examines the potential to use these tools to inform priorities for biomedical research. It has been suggested by some recent ... More


Health Care Viewed through the Lens of Information

David Sarokin and Jay Schulkin

in Missed Information: Better Information for Building a Wealthier, More Sustainable Future

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034920
eISBN:
9780262336253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034920.003.0004
Subject:
Information Science, Library Science

The U.S. health care system is driven as much by centralized bureaucracies as by market dynamics and suffers from information shortcomings as a result. Neither patients nor healthcare providers have ... More


An International Look at the Medical Care Financing Problem

David M. Cutler

in Health Care Issues in the United States and Japan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226902920
eISBN:
9780226903248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903248.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter emphasizes that, as populations age and medical spending rises, medical systems will account for an increasing part of economic activity. It is noted that demographic change will present ... More


Principles of economic evaluation

Sarah Willis

in Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199591763
eISBN:
9780191739149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591763.003.0004
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Economic evaluation is an explicit way of valuing an intervention in terms of its opportunity cost. It is a transparent framework that helps determine the relationship between outcomes, in terms of ... More


The Effects of Demographic Change on Health and Medical Expenditures: A Simulation Analysis

Satoshi Nakanishi and Noriyoshi Nakayama

in Aging Issues in the United States and Japan

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226620817
eISBN:
9780226620831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620831.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter analyzes the impact of the aging Japanese population on the health sector and on the economy as a whole. It focuses on (a) the effect of population aging on future medical care costs; ... More


Incidence of Injuries in 2000

Eric A. Finkelstein, Phaedra S. Corso, and Ted R. Miller

in The Incidence and Economic Burden of Injuries in the United States

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179484
eISBN:
9780199864621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179484.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes the number of injury episodes in 2000, how serious the injuries were, and the mechanism and nature of the injuries. It counts the number of injury episodes, meaning that if ... More


Smoke-Filled Rooms: A Postmortem on the Tobacco Deal

W. Kip Viscusi

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226857473
eISBN:
9780226857480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226857480.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

The 1998 out-of-court settlements of litigation by the states against the cigarette industry totaled $243 billion, making it the largest payoff ever in the U.S. civil justice system. Two key ... More


Lifetime Productivity Losses Due to Injuries

Eric A. Finkelstein, Phaedra S. Corso, and Ted R. Miller

in The Incidence and Economic Burden of Injuries in the United States

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179484
eISBN:
9780199864621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179484.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents the lifetime productivity losses due to injuries. Nonfatal productivity are stratified losses into two categories: short-term losses, which represent lost wages and accompanying ... More


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