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Table 4 Increased hospital charges and lengths of stay for treatment complications.

From: Treatment course and outcomes following drug and alcohol-related traumatic injuries

Complication Incremental Increase in Charges Incremental Increase in Length of Stay
  Dollars (US$) Fold Increase1 Days Fold Increase
Renal Failure $60,174.22 4.8 24.0 5.8
Bacteremia $58,776.73 4.7 24.8 6.0
Pneumonia $52,442.26 4.3 22.2 5.5
Intra-Abdominal Abscess $50,726.11 4.2 33.0 7.6
Compartment Syndrome $37,169.68 3.4 13.5 3.7
Skin Breakdown $34,284.75 3.2 32.6 7.6
Wound Infection $32,092.39 3.0 26.5 6.3
Pneumothorax $31,812.20 3.0 16.3 4.3
Hypothermia $27,505.99 2.7 7.1 2.4
DVT (Lower Extremity) $24,554.94 2.6 23.7 5.8
Pulmonary Embolus $23,806.46 2.5 17.0 4.4
Aspiration Pneumonia $16,814.81 2.1 15.0 4.0
Esophageal Intubation $10,304.99 1.7 12.5 3.5
All infection-related $43,809.12 3.8 21.0 5.2
All vascular-related $27,463.63 2.7 17.8 4.6
  1. 1. Fold increase is calculated by dividing the mean cost of an incident in which the complication arose by the mean cost of an incident in which no complications occurred.