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Predictors of hospital charges for children admitted with asthma.
Ambul Pediatr. 2006 Jan-Feb; 6(1):15-20.AP

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

To examine patient and hospital characteristics associated with varying hospital charges for children admitted with asthma.

METHODS

We conducted a retrospective cohort study of children (1-18 years old) hospitalized with asthma using data from the 2000 Kids' Inpatient Database (KID; n = 54,029). Predictors of interest included hospital type (teaching and children's hospitals) and patient characteristics (insurance type and race).

RESULTS

After adjusting for patient and hospital characteristics, hospital charges were similar at teaching and nonteaching hospitals. Charges at children's hospitals were higher by 440 US dollars or 10% (95% CI, 352-528) compared with nonchildren's hospitals. Children with Medicaid had higher charges by 132 US dollars or 3% (95% CI, 57-264) compared to those with private insurance. Compared to White children, Black children had higher charges by 396 US dollars or 10% (95% CI, 352-484), Hispanic children by 924 US dollars or 21% (95% CI, 880-1,012), and Asian children by 572 US dollars or 13% (572 US dollars; 95% CI, 352-792).

CONCLUSIONS

Important differences exist in the charges incurred by children with asthma based on patient and hospital characteristics. Efforts to understand the reasons behind the differences may help eliminate unnecessary variation in costs for asthma care.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Harvard Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship, Children's Hospital Boston, Massachusetts, USA. r-gupta@northwestern.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16443178

Citation

Gupta, Ruchi S., et al. "Predictors of Hospital Charges for Children Admitted With Asthma." Ambulatory Pediatrics : the Official Journal of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association, vol. 6, no. 1, 2006, pp. 15-20.
Gupta RS, Bewtra M, Prosser LA, et al. Predictors of hospital charges for children admitted with asthma. Ambul Pediatr. 2006;6(1):15-20.
Gupta, R. S., Bewtra, M., Prosser, L. A., & Finkelstein, J. A. (2006). Predictors of hospital charges for children admitted with asthma. Ambulatory Pediatrics : the Official Journal of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association, 6(1), 15-20.
Gupta RS, et al. Predictors of Hospital Charges for Children Admitted With Asthma. Ambul Pediatr. 2006 Jan-Feb;6(1):15-20. PubMed PMID: 16443178.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Predictors of hospital charges for children admitted with asthma. AU - Gupta,Ruchi S, AU - Bewtra,Meenakshi, AU - Prosser,Lisa A, AU - Finkelstein,Jonathan A, PY - 2005/01/10/received PY - 2005/06/23/revised PY - 2005/07/24/accepted PY - 2006/1/31/pubmed PY - 2006/4/12/medline PY - 2006/1/31/entrez SP - 15 EP - 20 JF - Ambulatory pediatrics : the official journal of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association JO - Ambul Pediatr VL - 6 IS - 1 N2 - OBJECTIVES: To examine patient and hospital characteristics associated with varying hospital charges for children admitted with asthma. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of children (1-18 years old) hospitalized with asthma using data from the 2000 Kids' Inpatient Database (KID; n = 54,029). Predictors of interest included hospital type (teaching and children's hospitals) and patient characteristics (insurance type and race). RESULTS: After adjusting for patient and hospital characteristics, hospital charges were similar at teaching and nonteaching hospitals. Charges at children's hospitals were higher by 440 US dollars or 10% (95% CI, 352-528) compared with nonchildren's hospitals. Children with Medicaid had higher charges by 132 US dollars or 3% (95% CI, 57-264) compared to those with private insurance. Compared to White children, Black children had higher charges by 396 US dollars or 10% (95% CI, 352-484), Hispanic children by 924 US dollars or 21% (95% CI, 880-1,012), and Asian children by 572 US dollars or 13% (572 US dollars; 95% CI, 352-792). CONCLUSIONS: Important differences exist in the charges incurred by children with asthma based on patient and hospital characteristics. Efforts to understand the reasons behind the differences may help eliminate unnecessary variation in costs for asthma care. SN - 1530-1567 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16443178/Predictors_of_hospital_charges_for_children_admitted_with_asthma_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1530-1567(05)00005-5 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -