TABLE 3

Inpatient Costs and Utilization Among Patients Who Died During 2010 Admission or Within 10 d of Discharge, Patients Who Died After ≥10 Days After 2010 Discharge, and Patients Who Survived the 2-Year Follow-up

Patient GroupNo Palliative CarePalliative CareP
All patients who died during 2010 admission or within days of dischargeN = 41N = 22
MedianInterquartileMedianInterquartile
Total cost 2010$165 839$84 689/$347 314166 059$79 245/$307 346.897
LOS 201022.4 d14.3/55 d36.8 d18.7/64.3 d.121
Cost/day 2010$5945$4735/$8940$4260$3071/$5663.001
Subsequent inpatient costs in patients who died after ≥10 days after 2010 dischargeN = 24N = 21
MedianInterquartileMedianInterquartile
Total cost 2011–2012$48 733$9621/$297 189$0$0/$96 293.019
LOS 2011–201211.9 d3.6/61.2 d0 d0/26.1 d.010
Cost/day 2011–2012$3487$2452/$4596$0$0/$4834.075
Time to death259 d179/517 d140 d34/403 d.029
N%N%
Hospital admission 2011–20121979.21047.6.027
PICU admission 2011–20121456840.218
Subsequent inpatient costs in patients who survivedN = 751N = 43
MedianInterquartileMedianInterquartile
Total cost 2011–2012$0$0/$21 081$33 992$0/$93 280<.001
LOS 2011–20120 d0/6.0 d9.1 d0/31.4 d<.001
Cost/day 2011–2012$0$0/$2956$2965$0/$4295<.001
N%N%
Hospital admission 2011–201231742.23172.1<.001
PICU admission 2011–201212716.92046.5<.001
  • LOS, length of stay.