Sharing information on violence saved Cardiff £7m in health, legal, and social costs in 2007BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5668 (Published 19 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5668
- Zosia Kmietowicz
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 …