Injuries cost $8.7 billion a year
© 1999 Canadian Medical Association
Toronto More than 2 million Canadians are injured every year at an annual cost of more than $8.7 billion, SMARTRISK, a national non-profit organization dedicated to injury prevention, reports. Its study, which was funded by Health Canada, Ontario's Ministry of Health and the Kingston, Ont., health unit, provides the first quantifiable data on injuries that includes injuries that did not require hospitalization. For information, contact SMARTRISK at 416 463-9878 or www.smartrisk.ca.