Cost of Gun Violence to Hospitals with Northwell Health’s Center for Gun Violence Prevention

Each day, more than 300 Americans are shot, and, according to the CDC, more than 110 are killed by gunfire. The Government Accountability Office reports that gun violence costs hospitals over $1B annually. Dr. Chethan Sathya, a pediatric trauma surgeon and director of Northwell Health's Center for Gun Violence Research recently testified in front of the Senate’s Judiciary Committee on this topic. He sits down today with Laura Castellanos, associate director of the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals Against Violence initiative to discuss what we know about the cost to hospitals and health systems, as they treat a growing number of victims of gun violence. For more information on the work that Northwell’s Center for Gun Violence Prevention is doing, please click here.