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Table 3 Total charges of pediatric traumatic brain injury-related visits at one midwest children’s hospital from August 1, 2010 through July 31, 2011 by diagnosis and by clinical site/setting

From: Direct medical charges of pediatric traumatic brain injury in multiple clinical settings

  Total # visits n (%) Total charges total $ (%)
Diagnosis   
 Head injury, unspecified 2,574 (47.4%) $1,649,203 (12.6%)
 Concussion 2,204 (40.6%) $2,498,255 (19.0%)
 Brain injury with contusion, laceration, or hemorrhage 388 (7.1%) $3,556,358 (27.1%)
 Fracture of the vault or base of the skull 186 (3.4%) $4,870,781 (37.1%)
 Other and unqualified multiple fractures of the skull 77 (1.4%) $556,949 (4.2%)
Total 5,429 (100.0%)* $13,131,547 (100.0%)
TBI severity   
 Mild TBI** 4,992 (92.0%) $5,869,449 (44.7%)
 Other TBI 437 (8.0%) $7,262,098 (55.3%)
Total 5,429 (100.0%)* $13,131,547 (100.0%)
Clinical site/setting   
 Emergency 1,776 (32.7%) $2,108,271 (16.1%)
 Clinic outpatient 1,704 (31.4%) $649,523 (4.9%)
 Urgent care 1,498 (27.6%) $397,603 (3.0%)
 Diagnostic/Therapy outpatient 242 (4.5%) $306,402 (2.3%)
 Inpatient 163 (3.0%) $9,015,770 (68.7%)
 Observation 42 (0.8%) $392,259 (3.0%)
 Organ procurement 4 (0.1%) $261,720 (2.0%)
Total 5,429 (100.0%)* $13,131,547 (100.0%)
  1. *Totals do not sum to 100.0% due to rounding.
  2. **The mild TBI (mTBI) category was constructed from various codes from across the five diagnosis categories.