Violence_and_Public_Health

Violence_and_Public_Health - Injury and Violence: A Public...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Injury and Violence: A Public Health Problem GM Roybal, M.D., M.P.H. HP 200 Fall 2006 September 21, 2006 1 Injury Factors: Host Agent Environment Vehicle Vector Epidemiologic Triangle (Triad) Host Vector Agent Environment Injury Factors: Injury Factors: Host – Person susceptible to injury. Agent – Environmental entity whose action is necessary to produce the specific damage of interest and without which it cannot occur. Police Officer Pedestrian Bystander You Me Specific Agents of Injury: – – – – – Gravitational Mechanical Radiant Thermal Chemical 2 Injury Factors: Injury Factors: Vector (Vehicle) – The means of transmission of the energy causing agent Environment – Where the injury takes place Bullet Rock Arrow Freeway Street Dance Club Parking Lot The Injury Pyramid Death Intensive Care Severity Hospitalization Emergency Department Treatment at Home The Injury Pyramid 3 4 5 6 Injury Spending, by Age and Sex: National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987 7 Total Injury Medical Spending per Capita, by Age Group and Sex: National Medical Expendature Survey, 1987 National Survey, Economic Costs of Violence Medical Cost of Injuries in 1987 was $64.7B In 1990, Firearm Injuries Cost over $20.4B in Both Direct and Indirect Costs of Hospital and Other Medical Care and Indirect Costs of Long-Term Disability and Premature Death Economic Costs of Violence The Ring of Fire: Southern California http://www.pbs.org/ wgbh /pages/frontline/shows/guns/ 80% of the Economic Cost of Treating Firearm Injuries are Paid for by Taxpayer Dollars – Medicaid – Public Hospitals – Public Assistance to the Disabled 8 9 ...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 02/28/2010 for the course HP 200 taught by Professor Roybal during the Fall '05 term at USC.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online