Digestive Disease Costs: Hospital vs. Ambulatory Care Prices

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DollarsignDigestive disease care costs in the U.S. represent a significant economic burden. Here are 12 statistics on the indirect costs of digestive disease hospital stays in comparison to ambulatory care, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases' Burden of Digestive Diseases in the United States report.

*Cost of care in millions

Gastrointestinal infections

•    Hospital stay: $165.6
•    Ambulatory care: $65.8

Viral hepatitis

•    Hospital stay: $61.3
•    Ambulatory care: $68

Digestive cancers

•    Hospital stay: $555.3
•    Ambulatory care: $67.7

Functional intestinal disorders

•    Hospital stay: $154.2
•    Ambulatory care: $137.7

Inflammatory Bowel disease

•    Hospital stay: $141.5
•    Ambulatory care: $36.6

All digestive disease

•    Hospital stay: $5,795.2
•    Ambulatory care: $1,876.2

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