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Table 8 Median Index Hospitalization Costs by Department, using Quantile Regression (Matched)

From: Active clearance of chest tubes is associated with reduced postoperative complications and costs after cardiac surgery: a propensity matched analysis

DepartmentP0Costs (95% CI)
P2Difference (P2-P0)p value
Cardiology$9.74 (7.29, 12.19)$13.20 (10.57, 15.83)$3.46 (−0.13, 7.05)0.0591
Laboratory$968.86 (881.95, 1055.77)$734.63 (665.03, 804.23)-$234.23 (− 345.58, − 122.88)< 0.0001
Other$1112.88 (1044.25, 1181.51)$1764.89 (1733.14, 1796.64)$652.01 (576.39, 727.63)< 0.0001
Radiology$378.97 (335.58, 422.36)$264.36 (239.27, 289.45)-$114.61 (−164.73, −64.49)< 0.0001
Step Down/Ward$2591.52 (2426.63, 2756.41)$2621.32 (2455.39, 2787.25)$29.80 (− 204.13, 263.73)0.8025
Respiratory$420.71 (341.32, 500.10)$250.22 (212.49, 287.95)-$170.49 (− 258.39, −82.59)0.0002
ICU$2710.08 (2369.00, 3051.16)$1782.60 (1420.70, 2144.50)-$927.48 (− 1424.78, −430.18)0.0003
Operating Room - Index$12,514.12 (11,829.12, 13,199.12)$12,395.89 (11,907.61, 12,884.17)-$118.23 (− 959.44, 722.98)0.7826
Blood Bank$120.14 (71.77, 168.51)$73.10 (51.45, 94.75)-$47.04 (−100.04, 5.96)0.0818
OR/Anesthesia$525.61 (516.73, 534.49)$511.53 (503.17, 519.89)-$14.08 (−26.27, −1.89)0.0237
Pharmacy$2181.44 (2010.88, 2352.00)$1430.57 (1325.98, 1535.16)-$750.87 (−950.94, − 550.80)< 0.0001
Total$25,072.80 (23,662.97, 26,482.63)$23,241.35 (22,206.16, 24,276.54)-$1831.45 (−3580.52, −82.38)0.0402