Volume 10, Number 10—October 2004
West Nile Virus Economic Impact, Louisiana, 2002
|Treatment/Service category||nb||Per patient costs ($)
|Median||Range||Interquartile range||Total costs ($)|
|Room and board||117||1,132||52–16,445||640–2,266||237,917|
aEconomic costs were estimated on the basis of hospital charges, by using Medicare cost-to-charge ratio for Louisiana—0.41 for urban areas and 0.488 for rural areas.
bn, number of patients who incurred costs in this category among the 119 patients. Per patient statistics include only the patients who incurred costs in this category.
cRehabilitation costs indicated are those incurred during acute care hospital treatment. Costs of rehabilitation treatment in rehabilitation facilities are not included.
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