Hospital Charges

Children & Adolescents Neuromuscular Conditions

Lead Author(s): 

Scott B. Rosenfeld, MD

Supporting Author(s): 

Sylvia I. Watkins-Castillo, PhD

Total charges averaged $69,500 for a mean 6.7-day stay when children and adolescents were hospitalized with a diagnosis of a neuromuscular condition along with other medical conditions. With a primary neuromuscular diagnosis, the stay was longer (7.5 days), and mean charges were higher at $84,000. Mean charges and length of stay were highest for the youngest patients, those under 1 year of age. Total hospital charges for all primary neuromuscular discharges in 2012 were $378 million. (Reference Table 7.5 PDF CSV)

Total Hospital Charges for Children and Adolescents Age 20 and Under with Neuromuscular Diagnosis, by Sex and Age, United States 2012



  • 2014

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