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Table 4 Total charges of pediatric traumatic brain injury-related visits at one midwest children’s hospital from August 1, 2010 through July 31, 2011 by number of visits per individual

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

  Total charges total $ (%)
  Individuals with one visit (n = 3,185) Individuals with two or more related visits (n = 740)*
Diagnosis   
 Head injury, unspecified $1,378,301 (23.6%) $232,246 (3.2%)
 Concussion $1,355,685 (23.2%) $1,122,136 (15.5%)
 Brain injury with contusion, laceration, or hemorrhage $1,348,338 (23.1%) $2,194,827 (30.4%)
 Fracture of the vault or base of the skull $1,719,853 (29.5%) $3,150,929 (43.6%)
 Other and unqualified multiple fractures of the skull $34,486 (0.6%) $519,808 (7.2%)
Total $5,836,662 (100.0%) $7,219,945 (100.0%)
TBI severity   
 Mild TBI** $3,231,763 (55.4%) $2,562,747 (35.5%)
 Other TBI $2,604,899 (44.6%) $4,657,199 (64.5%)
Total $5,836,662 (100.0%) $7,219,945 (100.0%)
Clinical Site/Setting   
 Emergency $1,636,051 (28.0%) $436,763 (6.0%)
 Clinic outpatient $96,965 (1.7%) $531,581 (7.4%)
 Urgent care $329,491 (5.6%) $59,301 (0.8%)
 Diagnostic/Therapy outpatient $104,942 (1.8%) $191,765 (2.7%)
 Inpatient $3,209,383 (55.0%) $5,806,386 (80.4%)
 Observation $198,110 (3.4%) $194,149 (2.7%)
 Organ procurement $261,720 (4.5%) $0 (0.0%)
Total $5,836,662 (100.0%) $7,219,945 (100.0%)
  1. *Individuals with two or more unrelated visits (n = 46) are excluded from this table (total charges = $74,939).
  2. **The mild TBI (mTBI) category was constructed from various codes from across the five diagnosis categories.