Cost of Injury Data
The total estimated lifetime medical and work loss costs associated with fatal and non-fatal injuries in the United States was $671 billion in 2013, according to two Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWR). The costs associated with fatal injuries was $214 billion while nonfatal injuries accounted for over $456 billion, more than twice as much as the costs associated with fatal injuries. More than 3 million people are hospitalized, 27 million people are treated in emergency departments and released, and over 192,000 die as a result of violence and unintentional injuries each year.
The two studies include lifetime medical and work loss costs for injury related deaths and injuries treated in emergency departments, and provide costs by age, gender, and injury intent.