Volume 16, Number 3—March 2010
Economic Cost Analysis of West Nile Virus Outbreak, Sacramento County, California, USA, 2005
|Diagnosis code||Diagnosis||No. hospitalized case-patients reported†||Classification||Cases with cost data‡||Average ALOS§ (range¶)|
|66.41||WNF with encephalitis||17||Severe (WNND)||14||16 (12–36)|
|66.42||WNF with other neurologic manifestation||8||Severe (WNND)||2||13 (10–14)|
||WNF with other complications
|WNND totals or averages||27||16||15 (10–36)|
*WNF, West Nile fever; ALOS, average length of stay (J. Teague and J. Morgan, pers. comm.); WNND, West Nile neuroinvasive disease.
†Cases in 2005 obtained from the Patient Discharge Data from California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (J. Teague and J. Morgan, pers. comm.).
‡Cases that included cost data from the Patient Discharge Database and incorporated into the study.
§Average length of stay, in days (J. Teague and J. Morgan, pers. comm.).
¶Not the true ALOS range, determined from data for each diagnosis code.