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Table 3 Average duration and cost per episode of care, by types of healthcare services and injuries

From: Development of an algorithm to identify fall-related injuries and costs in Medicare data

  Duration (days) b Cost (2009) b
Type Total ED In. SNF Total Attributable
Total 17 1 2 5 $9,209 $6,159
Episodes by healthcare services a       
 Inpatient or SNF stay 31 1 6 13 $20,126 $13,754
 ED visit or ED-related visit 7 1 0 0 $1,134 $508
 Non-ED outpatient visit only 8 0 0 0 $745 $471
Episodes by injury a       
 Hip fracture 43 1 8 21 $29,939 $23,152
 Non-hip fracture 20 1 2 4 $6,843 $4,361
 Non-fracture injury 6 1 1 0 $3,171 $1,104
  1. a These rows are hierarchical and mutually exclusive, with highest level of care experienced in the category coming first
  2. b Duration and cost of episodes are conditional on the type of episode