Table 1.

Median Treatment Costs and Length of Stay for Very Low Birth Weight Infants

NTotal CostAccommodation CostAncillary CostLength of StayCost Per Day
All infants3288$49 457$35 521$13 87249$1115
Birth weight
 501–750 g601$89 546$59 318$28 09479$1483
 751–1000 g811$78 455$54 259$23 28872$1200
 1001–1250 g861$49 097$35 460$13 37649$1059
 1251–1500 g1015$31 531$24 609$  622435$932
Gestational age
 <24 Wk95$  6874$  1534$  40441$2346
 24–26 Wk772$95 560$64 300$30 43082$1372
 27–29 Wk1237$61 724$43 543$17 66358$1133
 30–32 Wk916$35 106$26 846$  723539$945
 >32 Wk268$19 295$16 104$  309925$854
Location of birth
 Inborn2574$48 973$35 292$13 69449$1083
 Outborn714$50 922$36 358$14 74546$1239
Discharge status
 Died on day 192$  2435$   968$  15171$2423
 Died after day 1326$19 548$  7633$11 6678$2443
 Transferred556$33 953$23 848$  997329$1226
 Home2314$59 608$42 795$15 99259$1030
  • Note: Admissions are from 1/1/93 to 9/30/94. All dollar amounts are in 1994 constant dollars.