Table 5

Unadjusted Total Inpatient Costs (2007 $US), by Surgical Category and Bleeding-related Complication and/or Blood Product Transfusion Status

Study Measure

Complication*

No Complication


Cardiac

Number of Patients

49,293

54,533

Mean (SD)

$43,125 ($38,283)

$26,073 ($22,083)

Median (Range)

$33,468 ($24,921-$47,466)

$22,512 ($14,620-$31,365)

Vascular

Number of Patients

68,211

147,980

Mean (SD)

$40,116 ($49,461)

$14,288 ($19,146)

Median (Range)

$24,989 ($13,664-$46,806)

$9,020 ($5,666-$15,952)

Non-cardiac thoracic

Number of Patients

48,854

93,699

Mean (SD)

$50,081 ($57,926)

$19,213 ($25,388)

Median (Range)

$32,695 ($16,749-$62,442)

$12,334 ($7,387-$21,127)

Solid organ

Number of Patients

12,988

32,699

Mean (SD)

$41,667 ($49,699)

$16,480 ($20,877)

Median (Range)

$24,390 ($14,772-$47,692)

$11,044 ($7,890-$17,125)

General

Number of Patients

99,812

262,695

Mean (SD)

$28,499 ($42,485)

$11,937 ($14,291)

Median (Range)

$15,493 ($7,980-$31,092)

$8,840 ($5,934-$13,325)

Knee/hip replacement

Number of Patients

73,795

173,020

Mean (SD)

$18,973 ($12,247)

$14,966 ($7,075)

Median (Range)

$16,256 ($13,094-$21,246)

$13,742 ($11,221-$17,209)

Reproductive organ

Number of Patients

28,951

355,180

Mean (SD)

$13,943 ($19,905)

$6,220 ($5,009)

Median (Range)

$8,849 ($6,078-$14,413)

$5,262 ($4,024-$7,090)

Spinal

Number of Patients

16,068

91,117

Mean (SD)

$41,917 ($34,525)

$20,511 ($16,114)

Median (Range)

$32,813 ($22,393-$49,884)

$16,557 ($10,541-$25,709)


SD = standard deviation

*Bleeding complication and/or blood product transfusion

Note: 15 patients were excluded from the economic analysis because their hospital costs exceeded $1,000,000

Stokes et al. BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:135   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-11-135

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