The purpose of this study was to examine the financial impact of assault-related penetrating trauma.
We specifically reviewed hospital charges and reimbursement data.
Two hundred eleven patients were identified from our Trauma Registry in a 4-year period : 108 with firearm injuries and 103 with injuries related to cutting or piercing instruments.
Assault-related penetrating injuries generated more than $2,000,000 in hospital charges.
Sixty-seven percent of this amount was incurred by patients who had no source of third-party payment.
Reimbursement covered only 30% of charges.
There were no differences in demographics, procedures, or in insurance status, mean charges, and unpaid balances between patients directly admitted and those transferred from other hospitals.
Mots-clés Pascal : Plaie pénétrante, Traumatisme, Violence, Hospitalisation, Traumatologie, Service hospitalier, Aspect économique, Economie santé, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Peau pathologie, Agression physique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Penetrating injury, Trauma, Violence, Hospitalization, Traumatology, Hospital ward, Economic aspect, Health economy, United States, North America, America, Human, Skin disease
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