Do you have any idea what a serious injury costs? We're not talking only about the financial cost, but the player who's disappointed because they can't play, and the parents who are disappointed too. Our belief is that a large number of more significant injuries could have been mild injuries if the injury had been properly triaged from the start.
Using data from community sports medicine practices, we estimate that there are up to 2 million Secondary Injuries in the United States each year. That gives us a substantial opportunity to do better. Even small reductions in injury rates can have a dramatic impact in reducing costs all across the healthcare system.
What's the cost to the club or league from Secondary Injury? Your coaches and players are almost certainly covered by a liability insurance policy, and the premiums on that policy are based in part on injury rates. If you have a higher number of significant injuries, your premiums on your policy will probably go up. And for the insurer, there's a significant opportunity to reduce costs through an effective sideline risk management program.
An effective on-field injury triage program for your coaches is a critical part of your overall Risk Management Program. Make Sideline Sports Doc a key component of your risk management efforts.
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