Table 2.

Median Ancillary Costs for Very Low Birth Weight Infants

NTotal Ancillary
Cost
Respiratory
Therapy
LaboratoryRadiologyPharmacyOther
Ancillary
Ancillary Cost
Per Day
All infants3288$13 872$  3112$3308$ 942$22582474$ 323
Birth weight
 501–750 g601$28 094$  8678$6550$1671$37174054$ 546
 751–1000 g811$23 288$  7421$5494$1475$36683726$ 382
 1001–1250 g861$13 376$  2884$3205$ 900$21952554$ 301
 1251–1500 g1015$  6224$  1044$1720$ 473$11011382$ 194
Gestational age
 <24 Wk95$  4044$   718$1400$ 418$1356 650$1414
 24–26 Wk772$30 430$10 212$7272$1830$45074336$ 493
 27–29 Wk1237$17 663$  4974$3985$1130$29203132$ 331
 30–32 Wk916$  7235$  1209$2010$ 558$13121583$ 208
 >32 Wk268$  3099$   301$1037$ 267$  431 769$ 134
Location of birth
 Inborn2574$13 694$  3049$3267$ 900$21812409$ 309
 Outborn714$14 745$  3510$3401$1184$27082762$ 389
Discharge status
 Died on day 192$  1517$   195$360$ 178$  336 263$1500
 Died after day 1326$11 667$  2077$3703$1199$20152068$1446
 Transferred556$  9973$  2079$2466$ 706$20711681$ 387
 Home2314$15 992$  4062$3628$1047$24893002$ 272
  • NOTE: Admissions are from 1/1/93 to 9/30/94. All dollar amounts are in 1994 constant dollars.