Early childhood maltreatment has been associated with adverse adult health outcomes, but little is known about the magnitude of adult health care use and costs that accompany maltreatment.
We examined differences in annual health care use and costs in women with and without histories of childhood sexual, emotional, or physical abuse or neglect.
A random sample of 1225 women members of a health maintenance organization completed a 22-page questionnaire inquiring into childhood maltreatment experiences as measured by the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire.
Health care costs and use data were obtained from the automated cost-accounting system of the health maintenance organization, including total costs, outpatient and primary care costs, and emergency department visits. median annual health care costs that were $97 (95% confidence interval, $0.47-$ 188.26) greater than women who did not report maltreatment.
Women who reported sexual abuse had median annual health care costs that were $245 (95% confidence interval, $132.32-$381.93) greater than costs among women who did not report abuse.
Women with sexual abuse histories had significantly higher primary care and outpatient costs and more frequent emergency department visits than women without these histories. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Abus sexuel, Enfant maltraité, Antécédent, Traumatisme infantile, Utilisation, Service santé, Analyse coût, Economie santé, Santé mentale, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Femelle, Victimologie, Négligence, Health maintenance organization
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexual abuse, Child abuse, Antecedent, Early traumatism, Use, Health service, Cost analysis, Health economy, Mental health, United States, North America, America, Human, Female, Victimology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0361303
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 14/12/1999.