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Table 4 Estimated Annual Cost per Hospital Stay and Total Hospital Costs, by Firearm Type, Intent, and Payer Source, National Inpatient Sample, 2003 - 2013a

From: Cost of hospitalization for firearm injuries by firearm type, intent, and payer in the United States

Variable Level Annual costs per admission (US$) 95% CI for annual costs per admission Total annual costs (US$) (rounded to thousands) 95% CI for total annual costs (rounded to thousands)
bFirearm type Handgun 19,175 18,495–19,880 183,241,000 176,743,000–189,979,000
Hunting Rifle 20,770 18,918–22,804 12,699,000 11,567,000–13,944,000
Assault Firearm 32,237 24,199–42,945 2,676,000 2,009,000–3565,000
Other/Unspecified Firearm 20,530 19,753–21,339 373,213,000 359,088,000–387,920,000
Shotgun 23,026 21,530–24,627 50,362,000 47,090,000–53,864,000
cIntent Unintentional 16,975 16,038–17,967 117,595,000 111,104,000–124,467,000
Assault 20,989 20,080–21,941 389,449,000 372,583,000–407,113,000
Legal Intervention 33,462 30,018–37,301 18,933,000 16,985,000–21,106,000
Self-Harm 24,369 22,918–25,913 64,305,000 60,476,000–68,380,000
Undetermined 18,953 17,623–20,383 36,574,000 34,008,000–39,334,000
dPayer source Medicaid 24,714 23,539–25,949 205,508,000 195,737,000–215,778,000
Medicare 21,834 20,227–23,568 36,485,000 33,799,000–39,382,000
Other 21,020 19,900–22,202 98,911,000 93,640,000–104,473,000
Private/HMO 19,772 18,977–20,601 132,602,000 127,270,000–138,161,000
Uninsured 16,816 16,107–17,556 155,014,000 148,479,000–161,836,000
  1. aAge, sex, race, income, disposition, died,, payer, hospital bed-size, hospital region, & year (treated as categorical)
  2. bAll pairwise comparisons statistically significant except for Handgun vs. Hunting Rifle
  3. cAll pairwise comparisons statistically significant
  4. dAll pairwise comparisons statistically significant except for Medicare vs. Private/HMO