Table 3.

Resource Utilization and Costs for In-hospital Treatment of Healthy Patients from IMPACT 1991–1996

ComplicationMinor InfectionsIsolated ThrombocytopeniaCNSOther ComplicationsPrimary Varicella
Duration of Stay (Days)≤7>7≤7>7≤7>7≤7>7≤7>7
Number of cases3624401923173043
Inpatient resources*
 Initial hospitalization days4.2 (1.5)10.7  (2.9)4.7 (2.1)4.3 (1.6)14.3  (7.6)4.6 (1.7)18.3  (10.0)5.0 (2.4) 9.0 (1.0)
 Physician consults1.8 (2.0) 5.9  (6.2)3.0 (2.4)2.2 (2.8)10.4  (9.2)2.9 (3.1)17.3  (17.4)0.8 (0.5)10.3 (7.8)
 Medical procedures0.3 (0.6) 1.6  (2.4)1.5 (1.7)1.4 (1.6) 5.6  (5.9)0.9 (0.9) 7.8  (10.0)0.3 (0.5) 1.7 (1.2)
 Surgical procedures0.1 (0.3) 0.3  (0.6)0 0.1 (0.2) 0.1  (0.3)0.1 (0.2)1.4  (1.5)0  0.3 (0.6)
No. rehospitalized (%) 1 (2.9%)2  (7.7%)0 00   3  (12%)05  (16.7%)0 0
Short:long case ratio18:11:01:12.3:13.5:1
Inpatient costs*
 Initial hospitalization days 4976.5 (2025.6)4698.9  (1548.4)6409.6  (3687.2)7916.1  (5030.6)5440.9  (1901.2)
 Physician consults74.1 (63.3)110.6  (79.8)138.2  (110.7)193.8  (159.5)89.7  (82.5)
 Medical procedures6.1 (11.1)13.7  (19.1)61.2  (51.8)38.4  (48.1)7.3  (16.1)
 Surgical procedures3.3 (8.1)02.5  (12.7)32.6  (70.4)1.1  (4.1)
Total inpatient costs* 5 060 (2076.3)         4 823.3  (1581.5)6 611.5  (3818.1)8 180.9  (5231.4)5539.0  (1971.0)
Cost of rehospitalization*, 7 599.5 (5745.2)         022 603.6  (3715.4)11 302.0  (4560.3)0
  • * Results given as mean (SD).

  • Per patient costs for rehospitalization are based on number of patients that were rehospitalized only.