Cost of Injury

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Injury Prevention - Cost of Injury

A report on The Economic Burden of Injury in Canada was released August 18, 2009. The reportwas released by SMARTRISK, a national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives. It captures the economic burden of injury to provinces in 2004. This includes the economic costs associated with healthcare and lost productivity. Nova Scotia became the first Canadian province with a government-led and funded injury prevention strategy in 2004.

To read the entire report, click here. To learn more about SMARKRISK visit To read more about Nova Scotia’s results click here.