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Table 2 Breakdown of average cost per categories for high cost admissions (n = 200)

From: Clinical factors contributing to high cost hospitalizations in a Canadian tertiary care centre

Cost in CDN dollars Mean (SD)
Total Cost $49,923 (45,773)
Total Indirect Cost $13,566 (12,625)
Total Direct Cost $36,358 (33,501)
Direct Costs per costing Category
 Health Professionals $2600 (4787)
 Imaging $1069 (1428)
 Lab $1923 (1709)
 Nursing $16,378 (16,735)
 Operating room $1192 (1819)
 Surgical Implants $907 (2821)
 Post anaesthesia care unit $307 (590)
 Pharmacy $3273 (4157)
 Special Care Unit $7502 (16,929)
 Endoscopy $72 (223)
 Food Services $1134 (1247)