Special Report — Inpatient Hospitalizations for Gunshot Wounds 


The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council has produced a brief report on inpatient hospitalizations for gunshot wounds occurring in calendar year 1996. The report includes data on the total number of hospitalizations and the average hospital charges associated with these wounds for the state and for the county of Philadelphia. The report also includes hospitalization figures by age, gender, race, and type of insurance coverage.

There are a few items to keep in mind when looking at these figures: