The financial burden of injury-related hospitalizations to an Alaska Native health system
Chandler, B. A.
Berger, L. R.
Publication: Alaska Med
Link to Published Abstract
Topics: Accidents/Unintentional Ethnicity Local Medical Suicide
Keywords: Alaska Firearms Health Care Costs Suicide Violence
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The authors evaluated how much the Tanana Chiefs Conference in Interior Alaska, a Native Alaskans’ health care system, paid for injury-related hospitalizations from 1994-1998. They identified 511 cases which cost a total of more than 4 million dollars. The most frequent and costly causes were suicide attempts, falls, and violent acts. Specifically, unintentional firearm injuries and snowmobile/all terrain vehicle injuries were the most expensive per capita.
Chandler, B. A., & Berger, L. R. (2002). The financial burden of injury-related hospitalizations to an Alaska Native health system. Alaska Med, 44(2), 30-34.
Chandler, B. A., and L. R. Berger. "The Financial Burden of Injury-Related Hospitalizations to an Alaska Native Health System." Alaska Med 44.2 (2002): 30-4.