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Weighing the economic cost of personal injuries

Injuries add up to a cost of $552 for every Nova Scotian annually, according to a national report released yesterday.


Injuries add up to a cost of $552 for every Nova Scotian annually, according to a national report released yesterday.

That’s among the lowest in the country -- exceeding only Newfoundland and Labrador at $518 and Ontario at $551 -- said The Economic Burden of Injury of Canada, a document put together by SMARTRISK using data from 2004.

That’s the same year Nova Scotia became the first province with an injury prevention strategy led and funded by government, the Health Promotion and Protection Department said yesterday in a news release.

The total 2004 economic burden of injury was $518-million in Nova Scotia and $19.8 billion across the country.

 
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