AHRQ Stats: ICU Hospital Care
While 27 percent of hospital stays involved intensive care unit (ICU) services in 2011 (among the 29 states reporting), those stays accounted for nearly 48 percent of total hospital charges that year. The average ICU-related hospital stay averaged $61,800 while a non-ICU stay was $25,200. (Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief #185, Utilization of Intensive Care Services, 2011.)
Marguerite L. Barrett, M.S., Mark W. Smith, Ph.D., Anne Elixhauser, Ph.D., Leah S. Honigman, M.D., M.P.H., and Jesse M. Pines, M.D.