Archive for September, 2015

CDC Reports that Injury Cost the U.S. $671 Billion in 2013

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

In its latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (October 2), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provides new estimates for the annual financial toll of injury in the U.S. Combined medical and work loss costs amount to $671 billion in 2013, the year studied. Fatal injuries were found to contribute $214 billion of that total, and non-fatal injuries, $457 billion.

The data presented in this report indicate significant increases in the cost of both fatal  and nonfatal injury. The increases are related to changes in methodology and in injury trends, including increases in poisoning, suicide and falls.

Among the many findings, the report shows that falls and transportation-related injuries account for the majority of work loss costs associated with non-fatal injuries.

Read the complete report here–click on the Weekly Report link