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Volume 5, Number 1—February 1999

Perspective

The Economic Impact of Staphylococcus aureus Infection in New York City Hospitals

Robert J. Rubin, Catherine A. Harrington, Anna Poon, Kimberly Dietrich, Jeremy A. Greene, and Adil Moiduddin
Author affiliations: The Lewin Group, Fairfax, Virginia, USA

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Table 5

Direct medical charges—average hospital facility charges, professional fees, and postdischarge costs per case

Type of infection Hospital charges
(%) Professional fees
$ (%) Post-discharge costs
$ (%) Total $
Pneumonia 33,400 (94) 2,000 (6) NDa 35,400
Bacteremia 27,900 (89) 2,100 (7) 1,300 (4) 31,300
Endocarditis 41,700 (88) 4,300 (9) 1,200 (3) 47,200
Surgical site infection 20,200 (93) 1,600 (7) ND 21,800
Osteomyelitis 30,000 (86) 3,200 (9) 1,800 (5) 35,000
Septic arthritis 30,600 (87) 3,100 (9) 1,400 (4) 35,100
Average 29,000 (90) 2,300 (7) 800 (3) 32,100

aND=no data.

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