The Economic Burden of injury

The economic burden of injury is defined as the costs that a specific health condition resulting from intentional or unintentional injuries, causes to society including healthcare services provided, and loss of productivity (i.e., if an individual developed an acute or permanent disability from injury).


  • Preventable injury cost the Atlantic Canada's economy $1.8 billion in a single. It also cost Atlantnic Canada's Healthcare system $1.3 billion in a single year. 
  • The cost of injuries per person in Atlantic Canada is $743 in total, costing the healthcare system $546 per person. 
  • Unintentional injuries account fosr 86% of total injury cost, with $1.5 billion in total injury costs. 

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