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HSPRN Report, “Cost of Public Health Services for Ontario Residents Injured as a Result of a Motor Vehicle Accident”

Conclusion
We employed a robust and rigorous approach to estimating total health system costs associated with treatment in the Ontario health care system for motor vehicle accidents. The estimated attributable cost per MVA individual in the first year following a motor vehicle accident in 2011/12 was $3,134 and averaged $2,958 over seven years from 2007-2012 (expressed in 2013 CAD currency terms). Costs in subsequent years were considerably lower from the second year onwards and declined slowly over time. The present value of all estimated MVA attributable costs was $5,495. With a total of 69,724 incidents in 2013/14 this amounts to a total present value (net actuarial liability) of $383,099,805 for MVAs that occurred in 2013/14.

HSPRN Report, “Cost of Public Health Services for Ontario Residents Injured as a Result of a Motor Vehicle Accident”

See: 2011 Annual Report of the Office of the Auditor General of Ontario http://www.auditor.on.ca/en/content/annualreports/arreports/en11/301en11.pdf – see page 65   In 2005, our audit of the recovery of health costs resulting from accidents led us to conclude that the Ministries of Health and Finance did not have satisfactory policies and procedures in place to monitor the adequacy of the initial $80-million annual assessment. Subsequently, the government increased the annual assessment in September 2006 to about $142 million.

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