Estimating Hospital Charges Associated With Intimate Violence

The cost of treating intimate violence can be estimated by using data collected by hospital-based programs that identify and document such violence. This article examines previous methods applied to estimate hospital charges associated with violence as well as our own experience using data collected by a hospital-based violence prevention program in Chicago, Illinois. Five basic steps for estimating hospital charges associated with treating intimate violence are described. These steps, and the discussion of difficulties associated with accomplishing them, are to guide researchers in examining hospital costs of intimate violence victims identified by hospital-based violence prevention programs
Author: 
FINLAYSON,TERESA J.
SALTZMAN,LINDA E.
SHERIDAN,DANIEL J.
TAYLOR,WENDY K.
Notes: 
10.1177/10778019922181248
Reprint Status: 
IN FILE
Start Page: 
313
End Page: 
335
Journal/Periodical Name: 
Violence Against Women
Volume: 
5
Issue: 
3
Abstract: 
Costs associated with treating intimate violence can be estimated by using data collected by hospital-based programs that identify and document such violence. The authors examine earlier methods used to estimate hospital charges associated with violence and describe their experiences using data collected by a hospital-based violence prevention program in Chicago, Illinois. The authors describe five basic steps for estimating hospital charges associated with treating intimate violence. The authors suggest that these steps, as well as awareness of the associated methodological differences, can guide researchers who examine hospital costs of intimate violence victims.
Topic Areas: 
Statistics;survivors
Reference Type: 
JOUR
Reference ID: 
2388
Publication Date: 
1999/03/01