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Editor's Correspondence
March 23, 1998

Costs of Occupational Injury and Illness in the United States

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Copyright 1998 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1998

Arch Intern Med. 1998;158(6):680. doi:

We read with interest the article by Leigh et al1; the authors did an outstanding job of tackling the difficult task of estimating the costs as well as the magnitude of occupational injuries and illnesses in the United States. This report serves as a natural follow-up to the groundwork laid by earlier estimates of the burden of occupational diseases in various geographical regions, including New York State, prepared by some of the same authors,2 and Canada.3

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