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Table 3 Costing estimate for injury based on Monash Health emergency department estimates

From: An exploration of emergency department presentations related to high heel footwear in Victoria, Australia, 2006–2010

Injury type Average cost per attendance Frequency Total estimated costs
Fractures (inc Wrist, Hand, Leg, foot ) $694.48 53 $36,807.44
Sprain (Inc wrist/hand/ankle/knee) $181.55 134 $24,327.70
Injury to muscle/tendon (Inc wrist/hand/ankle/knee) $239.24 16 $3,827.84
Superficial injury $287.68 23 $6,616.64
*Total for all injuries (n = 226)    $71,579.62
  1. *14 injuries unaccounted for due to missing data.
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