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Gun Injury Hospitalizations Drop 67% in CA
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The number of people hospitalized for firearm-related injuries—from assaults to unintentional and deliberate self-inflicted shootings—has steadily dropped by a dramatic 67% over the last 20 years, from 10,832 in 1992 to 3,575 in 2010, according to a first-of-its kind report from California. But even though the number of gun injuries has dropped throughout the state, the total cost and the per-day cost of caring for those injuries has gone up, from $1,859 per day to $4,120 per day. And hospitals may be absorbing a good bit of that bill.

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