Hospital Charges

Children & Adolescents Musculoskeletal Infections

Lead Author(s): 

Scott B. Rosenfeld, MD

Supporting Author(s): 

Sylvia I. Watkins-Castillo, PhD

Total charges averaged $70,700 for a mean 8.5-day stay when children and adolescents were hospitalized with a diagnosis of musculoskeletal infection along with other medical conditions. With a primary diagnosis of infection, the stay was shorter (6.3 days), and mean charges were $46,000. Total hospital charges for all primary musculoskeletal infection discharges in 2012 were $419 million. (Reference Table 7.2 PDF CSV)

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


  • 2014

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