Hospital Charges

Children & Adolescents Deformity

Lead Author(s): 

Scott B. Rosenfeld, MD

Supporting Author(s): 

Sylvia I. Watkins-Castillo, PhD

Total charges averaged $69,300 for a mean 6.4-day stay when children and adolescents were hospitalized with a diagnosis of musculoskeletal deformity along with other medical conditions. With a primary diagnosis of deformity, the stay was shorter (4.1 days), but mean charges were much higher at $94,500, primarily due to the higher charges for children and adolescents age 11 years and older. Total hospital charges for all primary musculoskeletal deformity discharges in 2012 were $2.84 billion. (Reference Table 7.3 PDF CSV)

Total Hospital Charges for Children and Adolescents Age 20 and Under with Musculoskeletal (MSK) Deformity Diagnosis, by Sex and Age, United States 2012


  • 2014

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