Appendix B.

Resource Costs, 2001 Dollars33

Resource AreaCostData Source
Room cost, per d$500.00refs 2628
Labor costs
    Physician, 1 h of time$61.43ref 29
    Nurse, 1 h of time$21.93ref 29
    Respiratory therapist, 1 h of time$18.66ref 29
Laboratory costsPer individual laboratory testref 31
Radiology costs
    Chest X-ray, AP$26.06ref 30
    Chest X-ray, AP/lateral$33.67ref 30
    Abdominal X-ray, AP$27.87ref 30
    Abdominal ultrasound, complete$111.86ref 30
    Abdominal ultrasound, limited$81.45ref 30
    MRI head$463.35ref 30
    MRI head without contrast$477.83ref 30
    Upper GI$88.33ref 30
    Head ultrasound$84.71ref 30
    CT head without contrast$212.85ref 30
    CT head with contrast$212.85ref 30
    CT head with/without contrast$318.55ref 30
    Echocardiogram$139.37ref 30
    EEG$167.24ref 30
Procedure costs
    Transfusion of blood products$36.20ref 30
    Artery cannulation$157.83ref 30
    PICC placement$79.64ref 30
    Broviac, venous cannulation$151.67ref 30
    Umbilical artery catheterization$52.85ref 30
    Umbilical venous catheterization$52.85ref 30
    Chest tube$210.68ref 30
    Reintubation$114.75ref 30
    Bronchoscopy$149.14ref 30
    BAERs$94.84ref 30
    Evoked potentials$55.75ref 30
    Direct laryngoscopy with bronchoscopy$185.34ref 30
    Tracheostomy$114.75ref 30
    G-tube$272.94ref 30
    Cardiac catheterization$124.16ref 30
    pH Probe$187.51ref 30
    Ventilator cost, per d$80.00Depreciation costs
    Use of nasal cannula, per d$20.00Equipment costs
    ECMO supplies$1000.00Equipment costs
Medication costsPer individual medication: generic or cheapest wholesale priceref 32
    TPN$97.09ref 32
    Enteral feedings per d$15.00Formula costs
  • AP indicates anteroposterior; MRI, magnetic resonance imaging; GI, gastrointestinal; CT, computed tomography; EEG, electroencephalogram; BAER, brainstem auditory evoked response; TPN, total parenteral nutrition.