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Table 4 Breakdown of Stroke costs by DRG for each hospital

From: Evaluating the effects of variation in clinical practice: a risk adjusted cost-effectiveness (RAC-E) analysis of acute stroke services

COST CATEGORIES* Mean (SD) Costs  
  Hospital A Hospital B Hospital C Hospital D P-value
B70A (STROKE + CCC)
Medical Ward 817 (556) 1,436 (912) 1,335 (1,085) 747 (532) <0.001
Nursing Ward 5,222 (4,595) 6,480 (4,994) 4,964 (4,628) 2,376 (2,243) <0.001
Allied Health 1,406 (1,100) 799 (439) 951 (811) 362 (312) <0.001
Imaging 437 (254) 483 (331) 556 (480) 277 (273) <0.001
Pathology 251 (164) 534 (473) 627 (512) 180 (228) <0.001
Pharmacy 381 (362) 489 (315) 389 (567) 208 (145) 0.006
ICU 63 (405) 145 (777) 492 (2,215) 100 (623) NS
B70B (STROKE + SCC)
Medical Ward 503 (355) 925 (736) 715 (638) 693 (487) <0.001
Nursing Ward 2,461 (2,862) 3,356 (3,406) 2,365 (2,848) 1,588 (1,213) 0.006
Allied Health 994 (787) 532 (421) 555 (458) 238 (202) <0.001
Imaging 380 (238) 419 (304) 381 (340) 240 (237) 0.005
Pathology 179 (235) 276 (241) 295 (192) 128 (114) <0.001
Pharmacy 239 (254) 340 (283) 180 (290) 183 (115) <0.001
ICU 440 (2,796) 152 (857) 100 (516) 30 (220) NS
B70C (STROKE -CSCC)
Medical Ward 337 (317) 476 (699) 396 (338) 462 (404) NS
Nursing Ward 1,092 (1,134) 1,355 (2,255) 1,010 (1,301) 908 (894) NS
Allied Health 504 (636) 240 (227) 235 (284) 114 (181) <0.001
Imaging 318 (251) 376 (341) 407 (421) 229 (286) 0.039
Pathology 103 (65) 174 (184) 223 (156) 97 (137) <0.001
Pharmacy 140 (166) 207 (289) 168 (430) 116 (94) NS
ICU 30 (240) 0 (0) 40 (223) 37 (145) NS
  1. *Direct costs are provided only, does not include overhead costs. ICU indicates intensive care unit.