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Cost of Community Violence to Hospitals and Health Systems

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dc.contributor.author Van Den Bos, Jill
dc.contributor.author Creten, Nick
dc.contributor.author Davenport, Stoddard
dc.contributor.author Roberts, Mason
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-24T15:47:10Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-24T15:47:10Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Van Den Bos, Jill; Creten, Nick; Davenport, Stoddard; Roberts, Mason. (2017). Cost of Community Violence to Hospitals and Health Systems. Milliman Research Report, for American Hospital Association, 19 pgs. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://www.aha.org/guidesreports/2018-01-18-cost-community-violence-hospitals-and-health-systems
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/639
dc.description Report en_US
dc.description.abstract The American Hospital Association (AHA) has engaged Milliman to conduct a study of the financial impact to hospitals and health systems of dealing with all types of violence within their facilities and communities to better illustrate the enormity of violence as a public health problem. For the purposes of this study, we define violence broadly, to include any intentional use of physical force to cause injury or bodily harm....hospitals engage in prevention and preparedness activities, both to address the determinants of violence within their communities, and to be capable of responding appropriately when violence does occur. Further, healthcare workers face an increased risk of both physical and verbal abuse as they manage the complex needs of patients and visitors within their facilities....In reading this report, it is important to recall that the term “cost” can mean different things to different stakeholders, especially with regard to healthcare.....Overall, we estimated that proactive and reactive violence response efforts cost U.S. hospitals and health systems approximately $2.7 billion in 2016. This includes $280 million related to preparedness and prevention to address community violence, $852 million in unreimbursed medical care for victims of violence, $1.1 billion in security and training costs to prevent violence within hospitals, and an additional $429 million in medical care, staffing, indemnity, and other costs as a result of violence against hospital employees. [CVRL Note: main public data sources included U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development.] (Author Text) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Hospital Association en_US
dc.subject Research Review en_US
dc.subject Street Violence en_US
dc.subject Costs of Crime en_US
dc.subject Economic Burden en_US
dc.subject Financial Burden en_US
dc.subject Healthcare en_US
dc.subject Health Professionals en_US
dc.subject Medical Providers en_US
dc.subject Training en_US
dc.subject Violent Victimization en_US
dc.subject Injury en_US
dc.subject Hospitalization en_US
dc.subject Burnout en_US
dc.subject Compassion Fatigue en_US
dc.subject Workplace Violence en_US
dc.title Cost of Community Violence to Hospitals and Health Systems en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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