Hospital Charges

Children & Adolescents Neoplasms

Lead Author(s): 

Scott B. Rosenfeld, MD

Supporting Author(s): 

Sylvia I. Watkins-Castillo, PhD

Total charges averaged $46,900 for a mean 4.6-day stay when children and adolescents were hospitalized with any diagnosis of neoplasm along with other medical conditions. With a primary neoplasm diagnosis, the stay was slightly longer (6.2 days), and mean charges were higher at $84,100. Mean charges and length of stay were highest for children ages 14 to 17 years, but the increase rose steadily from the youngest patients. Total hospital charges for primary neoplasm diagnosis discharges in 2012 were $336.3 million. (Reference Table 7.8 PDF CSV)

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


  • 2014

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