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Am J Public Health. 1996 Jan;86(1):89-93.

Patterns in US medical expenditures and utilization for injury, 1987.

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National Public Services Research Institute, Landover, MD 20785, USA.

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This article is based on data released in 1991/93 from the 1987. National Medical Expenditure Survey. Medical spending and utilization patterns are analyzed for 13 major categories of injury. Medical spending on injury in 1987 was $64.7 billion in 1993 dollars. Nonhospitalized medically treated injuries averaged $571 in medical spending per case, $181 per visit, and 3.2 visits per injury. The prevalence-based survey estimate of medical spending on injuries during 1987 is 10% lower than the incidence-based estimates of lifetime medical spending resulting from injuries in 1985.

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