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The Economic Burden of Hospitalizations Associated With Child Abuse and Neglect

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dc.contributor.author Rovi, S., Chen, P. H., & Johnson, M. S.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-21T19:10:49Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-21T19:10:49Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation Rovi, S., Chen, P. H., & Johnson, M. S. (2004). The economic burden of hospitalizations associated with child abuse and neglect. American Journal of Public Health, 94(4), 586-590. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/full/10.2105/AJPH.94.4.586
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/4370
dc.description.abstract Objectives. This study assessed the economic burden of child abuse–related hospitalizations. Methods. We compared inpatient stays coded with a diagnosis of child abuse or neglect with stays of other hospitalized children using the 1999 National Inpatient Sample of the Healthcare Costs and Utilization Project. Results. Children whose hospital stays were coded with a diagnosis of abuse or neglect were significantly more likely to have died during hospitalization (4.0% vs 0.5%), have longer stays (8.2 vs 4.0 days), twice the number of diagnoses (6.3 vs 2.8), and double the total charges ($19 266 vs $9513) than were other hospitalized children. Furthermore, the primary payer was typically Medicaid (66.5% vs 37.0%). Conclusion. Earlier identification of children at risk for child abuse and neglect might reduce the individual, medical, and societal costs. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher American Journal of Public Health en_US
dc.subject child maltreatment en_US
dc.subject economic impact en_US
dc.subject medical care en_US
dc.subject cost en_US
dc.subject early identification en_US
dc.title The Economic Burden of Hospitalizations Associated With Child Abuse and Neglect en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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