Taken from a nine year study by John Hopkins.

The annual cost for victims of gun violence is an average of $2.8 billion in emergency-room and inpatient charges alone, the study concluded. If lost wages are factored in, the financial burden rises to $45 billion each year.

The average emergency room visit from a firearm injury costs $5,254 and skyrockets to $95,887 if the patient is admitted overnight. Over the nine years of the study, that amounted to a whopping $22 billion just in inpatient charges. Patients who died during an emergency room visit were charged $11,463 on average and represent 11.7% of total emergency charges in the study. Patients who need outpatient care following a hospital visit, about a third of inpatient gunshot victims, pay even more—about $179,565. ..

Moral of the story: don’t get shot!

Edit: I was intrigued by the price of healthcare in regards to gun violence and was amazed and not too surprised how expensive it is to get shot.

Taken from a nine year study by [John Hopkins.](https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/abs/10.1377/hlthaff.2017.0625?journalCode=hlthaff) The annual cost for victims of gun violence is an average of $2.8 billion in emergency-room and inpatient charges alone, the study concluded. If lost wages are factored in, the financial burden rises to $45 billion each year. The average emergency room visit from a firearm injury costs $5,254 and skyrockets to $95,887 if the patient is admitted overnight. Over the nine years of the study, that amounted to a whopping $22 billion just in inpatient charges. Patients who died during an emergency room visit were charged $11,463 on average and represent 11.7% of total emergency charges in the study. Patients who need outpatient care following a hospital visit, about a third of inpatient gunshot victims, pay even more—about $179,565. [..](https://www.google.com/amp/s/qz.com/1093144/us-gun-violence-costs-an-average-of-2-8-billion-a-year-a-johns-hopkins-study-reveals/amp/) Moral of the story: don’t get shot! Edit: I was intrigued by the price of healthcare in regards to gun violence and was amazed and not too surprised how expensive it is to get shot.

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[–] Tedison 3 points (+3|-0)
[–] Hitchens 0 points (+0|-0)

I agree with your statement.

I’ve also been looking into the amount of money it’s costing to cover and treat obese people. It’s very eye opening when you look into the numbers.

[–] BUTTHOLE_EMPRESS 0 points (+0|-0)

A responsible gun owner kills the home invader so society doesn't have to pay the huge ER bill or prision bill.

Also when looking at 'gun violence' expenses the costs of police states or slavery/democide need to be taken into account. There's no reason other demographics can't have the same murder rate as NRA members who go to church weekly.

[–] [Deleted] 0 points (+0|-0)
[–] Hitchens 0 points (+0|-0)

I’m not understanding your link there. Clarify please?

[–] [Deleted] 0 points (+0|-0)

Indexing data without proper constraints could produce skewed results. They study just seems weird and untrustworthy, man.

A weighted index that takes into account the number and the seriousness of comorbid disease was developed in a cohort of 559 medical patients.

[–] Sarcastaway 0 points (+0|-0)

Patients who died during an emergency room visit were charged $11,463 on average

I'm pretty sure fucking a corpse in the ass is illegal.