Private Sector Organization says injurious crashes cost Jamaica’s public health system an estimated 4 to 5 billion dollars annually
Injurious crashes cost the country’s public health system an estimated 4 to 5 billion dollars annually.
Vice President of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica, Dr. Parris Lyew-Ayee made the revelation at a public order and safety press briefing yesterday (November 30).
Dr. Lyew-Ayee was highlighting the impact of road crashes, not only on victims but also on public health resources.
He said the impacts of injurious crashes on the health system are second to the costs incurred by crime.
He said regardless of whether injuries are minor or major, they pose significant challenges to the country’s health system.
Dr. Lyew-Ayee said motorcyclists have the highest per-patient cost for road crash victims.