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20 most costly inpatient conditions

20 most costly inpatient conditions

Total aggregate hospital costs for 35.6 million hospital stays totaled $381.4 billion in 2013, with 20 conditions accounting for nearly half of hospital costs, according to a statistical brief from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project.

Hospital care expenditures, which constitute the largest single component of healthcare spending, grew 3.5 percent in 2013. Accounting for $23.66 billion, or 6.2 percent of aggregate costs for all hospitalizations, Septicemia was the most expensive condition treated at U.S. hospitals in 2013, according to the report.

Below are the 20 most costly inpatient conditions in 2013. The amounts represent the hospital’s costs to produce the services — not the amount paid for services by payers—and they do not include the physician fees associated with the hospitalization.

1. Septicemia— $23.66 billion

2. Osteoarthritis — $16.52 billion

3. Liveborn — $13.29 billion

4. Complication of device, implant or graft — $12.43 billion

5. Acute myocardial infarction — $12.09 billion

6. Congestive heart failure — $10.22 billion

7. Spondylosis, intervertebral disc disorders, other back problems — $10.2 billion

8. Pneumonia — $9.5 billion

9. Coronary atherosclerosis — $9 billion

10. Acute cerebrovascular disease — $8.84 billion

11. Cardiac dysrhythmias — $7.18 billion

12. Respiratory failure, insufficiency, arrest (adult) — $7.08 billion

13. Complications of surgical procedures or medical care — $6.08 billion

14. Rehabilitation care, fitting of prostheses, and adjustment of devices — $5.37 billion

15. Mood disorders — $5.25 billion

16. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and bronchiectasis — $5.18 billion

17. Heart valve disorders — $5.15 billion

18. Diabetes mellitus with complications — $5.14 billion

19. Fracture of neck of femur — $4.86 billion

20. Biliary tract disease — $4.72 billion

Originally posted on www.beckershospitalreview.com

 

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