Motorcycle-related hospitalizations in the United States, 2001

Jeffrey H. Coben, Claudia Angelica Steiner, Pamela Owens

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To estimate the prevalence of motorcycle-related hospitalization in the United States in 2001 and to describe the demographic, clinical, hospital, and financial characteristics associated with these injuries. Cross-sectional analysis of the 2001 Nationwide Inpatient Sample of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project was conducted in 2003. There were an estimated 30,505 (confidence interval=26,566-34,445) motorcycle-related hospital discharges in 2001. Approximately 62% of cases were aged $841 million. The majority of patients (56.5%) were admitted to large urban teaching hospitals, and these hospitals accounted for nearly 70% of all hospital charges. Approximately 26% of cases were self-pay or listed public insurance as the expected payer. These findings shed light on the substantial morbidity and financial impact of motorcycle-related injuries. Renewed and strengthened prevention efforts are warranted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)355-362
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine
Volume27
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Motorcycles
Hospitalization
Hospital Charges
Urban Hospitals
Wounds and Injuries
Insurance
Teaching Hospitals
Health Care Costs
Inpatients
Cross-Sectional Studies
Demography
Confidence Intervals
Morbidity

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Motorcycle-related hospitalizations in the United States, 2001. / Coben, Jeffrey H.; Steiner, Claudia Angelica; Owens, Pamela.

In: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Vol. 27, No. 5, 12.2004, p. 355-362.

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Coben, Jeffrey H. ; Steiner, Claudia Angelica ; Owens, Pamela. / Motorcycle-related hospitalizations in the United States, 2001. In: American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2004 ; Vol. 27, No. 5. pp. 355-362.
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