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Cost analyses add another dimension in setting priorities and are useful for comparing injury causes, assessing related health burden, and planning cost-effective prevention strategies. A recent analysis of 2010 cost data found that fatal and medically treated injuries resulted in nearly $30 billion in medical costs and $77 billion in work loss costs.

This archived webinar provides a tutorial on conducting injury cost analyses and explore the many ways to use cost data in injury prevention efforts. Examples of cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness evaluations are also included.

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