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The Association of Gasoline Prices With Hospital Utilization and Costs for Motorcycle and Nonmotorcycle Motor Vehicle Injuries in the United States.

dc.contributor.author Zhu, He
dc.contributor.author Wilson, Fernando A
dc.contributor.author Stimpson, Jim P
dc.contributor.author Araz, Ozgur M
dc.contributor.author Kim, Jungyoon
dc.contributor.author Chen, Baojiang
dc.contributor.author Wu, Li-Tzy
dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-01T23:00:34Z
dc.date.available 2020-04-01T23:00:34Z
dc.date.issued 2016-09
dc.identifier.issn 0025-7079
dc.identifier.issn 1537-1948
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/20359
dc.description.abstract This study examined the association between gasoline prices and hospitalizations for motorcycle and nonmotorcycle motor vehicle crash (MVC) injuries.Data on inpatient hospitalizations were obtained from the 2001 to 2010 Nationwide Inpatient Sample. Panel feasible generalized least squares models were used to estimate the effects of monthly inflation-adjusted gasoline prices on hospitalization rates for MVC injuries and to predict the impact of increasing gasoline taxes.On the basis of the available data, a $1.00 increase in the gasoline tax was associated with an estimated 8348 fewer annual hospitalizations for nonmotorcycle MVC injuries, and reduced hospital costs by $143 million. However, the increase in the gasoline tax was also associated with an estimated 3574 more annual hospitalizations for motorcycle crash injuries, and extended hospital costs by $73 million.This analysis of some existing data suggest that the increased utilization and costs of hospitalization from motorcycle crash injuries associated with an increase in the price of gasoline are likely to substantially offset reductions in nonmotorcycle MVC injuries. A policy decision to increase the gasoline tax could improve traffic safety if the increased tax is paired with public health interventions to improve motorcycle safety.
dc.language eng
dc.publisher Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health)
dc.relation.ispartof Medical care
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1097/mlr.0000000000000553
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Hospitalization
dc.subject Gasoline
dc.subject Accidents, Traffic
dc.subject Commerce
dc.subject Motorcycles
dc.subject Adolescent
dc.subject Adult
dc.subject Aged
dc.subject Middle Aged
dc.subject Patient Acceptance of Health Care
dc.subject United States
dc.subject Female
dc.subject Male
dc.subject Young Adult
dc.title The Association of Gasoline Prices With Hospital Utilization and Costs for Motorcycle and Nonmotorcycle Motor Vehicle Injuries in the United States.
dc.type Journal article
duke.contributor.id Wu, Li-Tzy|0380644
dc.date.updated 2020-04-01T23:00:33Z
pubs.begin-page 837
pubs.end-page 844
pubs.issue 9
pubs.organisational-group School of Medicine
pubs.organisational-group Center for Child and Family Policy
pubs.organisational-group Duke Clinical Research Institute
pubs.organisational-group Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
pubs.organisational-group Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Social and Community Psychiatry
pubs.organisational-group Medicine, General Internal Medicine
pubs.organisational-group Duke
pubs.organisational-group Sanford School of Public Policy
pubs.organisational-group Institutes and Centers
pubs.organisational-group University Institutes and Centers
pubs.organisational-group Institutes and Provost's Academic Units
pubs.organisational-group Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
pubs.organisational-group Clinical Science Departments
pubs.organisational-group Medicine
pubs.publication-status Published
pubs.volume 54
duke.contributor.orcid Wu, Li-Tzy|0000-0002-5909-2259


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