Year: 2008 Source: Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization, (2008). 49p. SIEC No: 20100547

This manual begins by discussing the rationale for estimating the economic costs of violence, the objectives of the manual, & target audiences. The next 3 chapters discuss: defining violence & measuring its occurence; methodological approaches to estimating the magnitude & costs of violence-related injuries; & guidelines. The fifth chapter presents 3 case studies from Brazil, Jamaica, & Thailand. 2 appendices provide a sample questionnaire for patients treated for violence-related injuries & a data sheet for hospital costs.