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Table 9 Mean Index Hospitalization Costs ($) by Department, with 95% CI from bootstrapping (Matched)

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

DepartmentCosts (95% CI)p value
P0P2Difference (P2-P0)
Cardiology$323.00 (177.44, 498.57)$457.36 (202.86, 780.58)$134.36 (− 194.43, 491.74)0.466
Laboratory$1111.94 (1021.96, 1203.00)$900.76 (831.97, 975.97)-$211.18 (− 316.80, −99.11)< 0.0001
Other$1508.14 (1377.42, 1658.83)$1875.89 (1767.38, 2005.89)$367.75 (169.65, 550.74)< 0.0001
Radiology$1018.82 (844.36, 1206.31)$577.06 (473.02, 702.34)-$441.75 (− 654.92, −234.25)< 0.0001
Step Down/Ward$2955.18 (2724.31, 3,223.20)$3012.16 (2685.25, 3,387.11)$56.98 (− 346.77, 484.92)0.760
Respiratory$856.63 (678.98, 1037.94)$569.12 (440.17, 730.86)-$287.51 (−511.17, −46.08)0.020
ICU$4887.07 (4020.89, 5802.31)$3919.07 (3110.13, 4956.25)-$968.00 (− 2199.04, 365.86)0.156
Operating Room$14,024.07 (13,528.39, 14,538.16)$13,631.57 (13,086.79, 14,125.95)-$392.50 (− 1028.30, 309.46)0.244
Blood Bank$811.35 (616.39, 1022.17)$571.44 (393.92, 776.12)-$239.91 (− 510.83, 31.15)0.088
OR/Anesthesia$548.80 (536.12, 562.48)$531.82 (521.51, 543.23)-$16.97 (−33.86, 0.99)0.074
Pharmacy$3175.06 (2723.25, 3713.31)$2259.84 (1858.48, 28,18.09)-$915.22 (− 1595.18, − 196.74)0.014
Total$31,549.19 (29,149.07, 34,144.06)$28,852.59 (26,677.52, 31,341.75)-$2696.59 (−6027.70, 880.93)0.116