The Actual Long-Term Cost of Intentional Injury Care among a Cohort of Maryland Medicaid Recipients


Intentional injury (both self-harm and interpersonal) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, yet there are little data on the per-person cost of caring for these patients. The Affordable Care Act has made Medicaid the primary payor of intentional injury care (39%) in the United States and the ideal source of cost data for these patients. This study sought to determine the total and per-person long-term cost of intentional injury among Maryland Medicaid recipients.

Senior Director of Research and Analytics/Chief Data Scientist Ian Stockwell, PhD co-authored this article published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.

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