Economic Burden of Injury in Ontario (2006)
A new report released on September 26, 2006 reveals that injury costs Ontarians in excess of $5.7 billion each year and takes the lives of more than 4,000 people. The Economic Burden of Injury in Ontario is the first report to address the burden of both unintentional and intentional injury in Ontario.
This report reveals that injury poses one of the greatest burdens on Ontario’s health care system,” said Dr. Robert Conn, President and CEO of SMARTRISK. “But this story is about more than just economics. It is also about individuals who are seriously hurt, disabled and killed. There is an incredible human toll associated with preventable injury.” Injury is the leading cause of death for people aged one to 44 years. The majority of these deaths are preventable.
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Updated December 5, 2006