Hospital Charges

Children & Adolescents with Medical Problems
 
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VII.B.10.2
Children & Adolescents with Medical Problems

Lead Author(s): 

Scott B. Rosenfeld, MD

Supporting Author(s): 

Sylvia I. Watkins-Castillo, PhD

Total charges averaged $112,300 for a mean 11.5-day stay when children and adolescents were hospitalized with any diagnosis of a medical problem with musculoskeletal implications along with other medical conditions. With a primary medical problem diagnosis, the stay was shorter (3.5 days), and mean charges about a fourth that of medical problems as a contributing condition ($31,600).

When hospitalized with any diagnosis of a medical problem with musculoskeletal implications along with other medical conditions, males had slightly longer hospital stays and charges than females did. Infants under the age of 1 year had significantly longer stays and higher charges than other age groups, primarily due to cases of rickets. However, for primary medical diagnoses of musculoskeletal implications along with another medical condition, sex and age were not major factors in length of hospital stay and mean charges. Total hospital charges for primary medical problem with musculoskeletal implications diagnosis discharges in 2012 were $151.7 million. (Reference Table 7.10 PDF CSV)

Total Hospital Charges for Children and Adolescents Age 20 and Under with Medical Problem with Musculoskeletal (MSK) Implication Diagnosis, by Sex and Age, United States 2012

Edition: 

  • 2014

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