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Drexel Report Determines that Hospitals Helping Violence Victims Could Save Millions

A study coming out of the Drexel University Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice’s Healing Hurt People program found that interventions initiated in hospitals following a traumatic event were not only helpful in breaking the cycle of violence, but also saved a significant amount of money compared to those receiving no intervention, in various sectors including health care and criminal justice. Dr. Jonathan Purtle, assistant professor in Health Management and Policy, and Dr. Ted Corbin, assistant professor in Health Management and Policy and Emergency Medicine in the College of Medicine, led the study reported in the February edition of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

http://drexel.edu/now/archive/2015/January/Hospital-Violence-Intervention-Cost-Benefits/#sthash.Wzn5XBux.dpuf