Pediatric traumatic brain injury constitutes an enormous public health problem, but little is known about the economic costs of such injury.
Using charges as a proxy for cost, we prospectively collected data on initial hospital charges and professional fees for emergency department services, acute inpatient care, and acute inpatient rehabilitation for 96 patients with mild, moderate, and severe traumatic brain injuries.
We also examined the relationship between these costs and injury severity and etiology.
Acute care and rehabilitation median costs were $5,233 per child, $11,478 for hospitalized children, and $230 for those only seen in the emergency department.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Système nerveux pathologie, Traitement, Enfant, Homme, Réadaptation physique, Réhabilitation, Coût, Encéphale pathologie, Encéphale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Nervous system diseases, Treatment, Child, Human, Physical rehabilitation, Rehabilitation, Costs, Cerebral disorder, Brain (vertebrata)
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