The Economic Burden of Injuries and Violence

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For 2013

By. Dr. David E. Marcinko



I’m not a psychologist, psychiatrist or expert on violence, terrorism or mass shootings, etc. But, I am heart broken over events this weekend in Dayton, OH and ElPaso, TX.

However, I have been speaking, publishing and wrting about medical work place violence for almost two decades. Now, while perhaps an under-researched topic, not in the public zeitgeist, it certainly is a subset noted by the FBI [2.7%].

And so, here is a review of the economic burdens of violence for 2013. The extent to which they may, or may not, relate to this Bloody Suday Weekend in Dayton OH and ElPaso, TX is left to the reader.




NOTE: The ME-P can only speculate how this healthcare workplace violence information from a public safety expert, applies to the recent spate of national violence – regardless of venue – or how any lessons learned are applicable in this case; or not.



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4 Responses

  1. Medical Workplace Violence

    Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed at Minnesota hospital; suspect dead.



  2. Podiatry Ranked 5th Riskiest Job for Your Health

    Some jobs intrinsically have more health risks than others. A nurse working in a hospital is more likely to catch an infectious disease than a lawyer working in an office, for example.

    To rank the most unhealthy jobs in America, we used data from the Occupational Information Network, a U.S. Department of Labor database full of detailed information on occupations. In order to analyze jobs by their impact on workers’ health, we took measures of six health risks in each of the 974 occupations in the database.

    The top 5 most dangerous jobs are:

    1. Dentists, dental surgeons, and dental assistants (unhealthiness score: 65.4)

    2. Flight attendants (unhealthiness score: 62.3)

    3. Anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, and anesthesiologist assistants (unhealthiness score: 62.3)

    4. Veterinarians and veterinary assistants and technicians (unhealthiness score: 60.3)

    5. Podiatrists (unhealthiness score: 60.2)

    Source: Andy Kiersz and Max Nisen, Business Insider


  3. VALHALLA, N.Y. — A man just shot a patient to death in her bed at a suburban New York hospital and then killed himself.



  4. Frequent Bullying Was Reported by 18% of Surgery Residents

    JAMA recently published survey results on bullying among US general surgery residents. Here are some key findings from the report:

    • Frequent bullying was reported by 18% of surgery residents.
    • 2 in 3 residents reported experiencing at least 1 bullying behavior.
    • 39.3% of bullied residents reported being shouted at and 1 in 5 reported hostility.
    • 32.7% of residents reported being the subject of gossip and 31.2% reported exclusion.

    Source: JAMA Network, May 26, 2020


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