Sunday, October 30, 2005

Study Looks at Healthcare Costs Associated With Domestic Violence on Men and Women

Healthcare costs associated with each of incident of domestic violence are $948 in cases where women are the victims and $387 in cases where men are the victims, including productivity losses of $257 for women and $224 for men, according to a report from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency says it is the first study that identifies the healthcare costs and impact of domestic violence incidents, where men as well as women are victims. The study, co-authored by Ileana Arias, director of CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, and published in the journal Violence and Victims, also found that domestic violence against women results in more emergency room visits and inpatient hospitalizations, including greater use of physician services than domestic violence where men are the victims.  Source. HR.BLR.com. For more information regarding the study, please click here (last visited October 30, 2005, reo).

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