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Table 4 Mean treatment costs by patient and injury characteristics

From: Outcomes and costs of blunt trauma in England and Wales

Cost (£) Injury Severity Score
  0–9 10–16 17–25 26–75 All
Total cost
Mean (standard deviation) 6,198 (5,782) 8,989 (10,276) 14,205 (14,910) 21,173 (20,177) 9,530 (11,872)
Median (interquartile range) 4,668 (3,475 to 6,861) 5,692 (3,632 to 9,986) 8,884 (4,660 to 18,444) 15,041 (6,205 to 30,266) 5,390 (3,626 to 9815)
n 12,775 4,105 2,910 2,678 22,468
Mean total cost
By gender
   Male 6,081 9,041 14,128 21,283 10,158
   Female 6,343 8,865 14,454 20,786 8,433
By age group
   18 to 24 years 5,506 8,053 12,808 19,495 9,563
   25 to 44 years 5,507 8,431 13,379 22,176 9,588
   45 to 64 years 6,035 9,877 15,236 23,815 9,663
   65 to 74 years 6,947 10,879 18,305 16,936 9,531
   75+ years 7,920 9,117 14,237 15,171 9,050
By cause of injury
   Road traffic collisions 7,244 9,686 15,485 22,950 12,817
   Fall more than 2 metres 5,980 9,639 13,769 19,852 10,351
   Fall less than 2 metres 6,015 7,585 12,534 13,161 6,637
   Blow(s) 5,055 6,742 10,756 14,548 7,791
   Other 5,799 9,967 14,513 21,232 8,378
By Glasgow Coma Score group
   3 to 5 14,695 17,592 17,929 21,832 19,891
   6 to 8 14,376 17,461 18,953 24,686 20,865
   9 to 12 9,064 10,809 14,623 22,157 15,800
   13 to 15 6,072 7,972 12,291 18,823 7,837
By serious injuries by body regiona
   Head 8,426 10,243 13,762 20,532 15,555
   Face 7,403 7,589 11,881 21,363 16,105
   Thorax 5,291 7,763 14,434 23,835 16,932
   Abdomen 7,062 10,341 15,760 24,075 19,983
   Spine 7,129 8,504 16,213 27,061 15,444
   Upper limb 6,108 8,192 16,302 25,534 9,885
   Lower limb 6,973 9,740 16,637 25,557 10,084
   External/burn 8,677 12,796 17,456 16,713 13,190
By number of serious injuriesa
   0 5,301 10,466    5,376
   1 6,178 7,668 11,632 13,358 6,991
   2 8,368 10,019 12,169 16,419 10,832
   3 11,210 13,047 15,490 18,721 15,588
   4 15,869 15,470 18,729 23,095 20,515
   5 or more 18,644 18,565 19,942 24,057 23,027
By discharge status
   Alive 6,129 8,872 14,423 24,268 9,457
   Dead 11,675 13,608 11,770 9,978 10,966
  1. aInjuries with an Abbreviated Injury Scale score ≥ 3.