• Johns Hopkins study of gun violence surveys emergency room admissions
  • If lost wages are added, ‘really startling’ costs rise to $45bn annually

More than 100,000 people are shot each year in the US at a total cost of $2.8bn in hospital charges, a study published on Monday has found. If lost wages and hospital charges are considered together, the authors said, the annual cost of shootings in the US could be as high as $45bn.

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