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Table 25–3 Health Care Costs Associated with GBS Disease in Infants and Adults

 

% with Care

Cost per Unit

Units per Case

Form of Treatment

INFANTS

 

EARLY ONSET DISEASE—80% of infant cases

Bacteremia—NICU

 

bacteremia, sepsis, pneumonia

100%

$12,000

1.0

hospitalization NICU

 

100%

$150

10.0

physician c

100%

$500

1.0

diagnostic c

Bacteremia—Level 2 care

 

bacteremia, sepsis, pneumonia

100%

$7,000

1.0

hospitalization non-NICU

 

100%

$150

10.0

physician c

100%

$500

1.0

diagnostic c

Meningitis

 

acute care

50%

$12,000

1.0

hospitalization NICU

 

50%

$7,000

1.0

hospitalization

100%

$150

17.0

physician c

100%

$500

1.0

diagnostic c

Meningitis with impairment

 

acute care

50%

$12,000

1.0

hospitalization NICU

 

50%

$7,000

1.0

hospitalization

100%

$150

17.0

physician c

100%

$500

1.0

diagnostic c

permanent impair-ment normal lifespan*

100%

$225

365.0

long-term care*/per year

Meningitis with early death

 

acute care

50%

$12,000

1.0

hospitalization NICU

 

50%

$7,000

1.0

hospitalization

100%

$150

17.0

physician c

100%

$500

1.0

diagnostic c

permanent impair-ment for 10-year period**

100%

$225

365.0

long-term care*/per year

LATE ONSET DISEASE—20% of infant cases

Bacteremia

 

bacteremia, sepsis, pneumonia

100%

$7,000

1.0

hospitalization

 

100%

$150

10.0

physician c

100%

$500

1.0

diagnostic c

Meningitis

 

acute care

50%

$12,000

1.0

hospitalization NICU

 

50%

$7,000

1.0

hospitalization

100%

$150

17.0

physician c

100%

$500

1.0

diagnostic c

Meningitis with impairment

 

acute care

50%

$1,200

1.0

hospitalization NICU

 

50%

$7,000

1.0

hospitalization

100%

$150

10.0

physician c



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