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Sharing information on violence saved Cardiff £7m in health, legal, and social costs in 2007

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5668 (Published 19 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5668
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1BMJ

Every pound spent on sharing information about violent incidents between emergency departments and local authorities in Cardiff between 2003 and 2007 led to savings of £82 (€97; $132) in health, social, and criminal justice costs, a cost benefit analysis has found.

In 2007 the Cardiff Violence Prevention Programme slashed £7m from the health, societal, and criminal justice costs caused by violence in the city, say the researchers in the journal Injury Prevention.1

The scheme, which was …

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