Hospital costs for patients with lower extremity cellulitis: a retrospective population-based study

Published on Sep 27, 2017in Hospital Practice
路 DOI :10.1080/21548331.2017.1384690
Douglas W. Challener9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Mayo Clinic),
Jasmine R Marcelin10
Estimated H-index: 10
(UNMC: University of Nebraska Medical Center)
+ 1 AuthorsLarry M. Baddour92
Estimated H-index: 92
(Mayo Clinic)
ABSTRACTObjectives: Hospital admissions for non-purulent lower extremity cellulitis (NLEC) are common and can be prolonged and costly. Newer treatment options and preventive strategies are expected to result in cost savings before implementation, but few studies have quantified the cost of conventional treatment.Methods: Using the Rochester Epidemiology Project, the incidence of NLEC in Olmsted County, MN in 2013 was 176.6 per 100,000 persons. The subset of patients who required hospitalization for NLEC in 2013 was determined. Hospital admissions were analyzed retrospectively using standardized cost analysis within several relevant categories.Results: Thirty-four patients had an average hospital length of stay of 4.7聽days. The median total inpatient cost was 7,341. The median cost per day was ,087, with 49% due to room and board. Antibiotics administered for treatment of NLEC contributed a median cost of 75 per day of hospitalization, and laboratory and imaging test costs were 3 and $44, respectivel...
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