Table 4

Estimated number of admissions, outpatient visits, resident days and costs of specialized addiction treatment services among clients with FASD in Ontario, and Canada in 2010/11
Number of admissions, outpatient visits and resident days; associated cost (lower & upper estimate) Total population (2010)a Number of clients with FASD (based on a prevalence of 9 per 1,000) Types of specialized addiction treatment services
Outpatient Residential Withdrawal Overall
Ontario 13,227,791 119,050
Number of admissions 212 73 332 617
Number of visits 2,143 2,143
Number of days 2,844 851 3,695
Cost (Lower estimate) $128,585 $392,529 $117,438 $638,551
Cost (Upper estimate) $233,595 $893,145 $267,213 $1,393,953
Canada (All provinces/territories) 34,126,181 307,136
Number of admissions 546 189 856 1,591
Number of visits 5,526 5,526
Number of days 7,335 2,194 9,529
Cost (Lower estimate) $331,569 $1,012,177 $302,825 $1,646,571
Cost (Upper estimate) $602,350 $2,303,069 $689,037 $3,594,456
1) Sensitivity analysis, assuming 22% (lower estimate) of individuals with FASD suffer from addiction 34,126,181 307,136
Number of admissions 325 112 509 946
Number of visits 3,286 3,286
Number of days 4,361 1,305 5,666
Cost (Lower estimate) $197,144 $601,866 $180,029 $979,037
Cost (Upper estimate) $358,145 $1,369,464 $409,626 $2,137,235
2) Sensitivity analysis, assuming 55% (upper estimate) of individuals with FASD suffer from addiction 34,126,181 307,136
Number of admissions 812 281 1,272 2,365
Number of visits 8,214 8,214
Number of days 10,903 3,261 14,165
Cost (Lower estimate) $492,859 $1,504,666 $450,066 $2,447,592
Cost (Upper estimate) $895,361 $3,423,661 $1,024,064 $5,343,086

a Source: Statistics Canada [23].

FASD: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Note. Columns may not add up due to rounding errors.

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