TABLE 4

Expected Payer for Selected Infant Hospitalizations: United States, 2001

Expected PayerPreterm/LBW InfantsUncomplicated Newborns
n (95% CI)%Mean Cost (95% CI), $n (95% CI)%Mean Cost (95% CI), $
Medicaid160 700 (144 200–177 200)41.915 800 (14 000–17 700)721 800 (643 800–799 700)37.5600 (560–630)
Private/commercial193 300 (171 700–214 900)50.415 000 (12 800–17 200)1 049 400 (938 900–1 160 000)54.5660 (620–710)
Uninsured/self-pay20 300 (14 700–25 900)5.38700 (6900–10 400)104 900 (83 400–126 400)5.4650 (580–710)
Othera9000 (6700–11 400)2.317 900 (13 200–22 600)48 700 (33 800–63 500)2.5530 (490–580)
  • Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2001 NIS.

  • a Includes Medicare.