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The Economic Costs of Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the United States - 1992

Table 4.8

Alcohol and Drug Abuse-Related Additional Days of Hospital Care, 1992

Diagnostic Category No Alcohol or Drug Abuse Comorbidity Alcohol Abuse Comorbidity Drug Abuse Comorbidity Both Alcohol and Drug Abuse Comorbidity
Disch. (000's) Days (000's) LOS* Disch. (000's) Days (000's) LOS* Add. Days (000's) Disch. (000's) Days (000's) LOS* Add. Days (000's) Disch. (000's) Days (000's) LOS* Add. Days (000's)

Infect./Parasit.

676 5,953 8.8 23 266 11.8 67 39 621 15.9 278 6 103 17.0 50

Neoplasm

1,775 15,070 8.5 37 490 13.3 176 23 233 10.0 36 2 15 7.7 (2)

Endoc./Nutrit.

1,072 7,371 6.9 88 575 6.5 (32) 31 198 6.3 (17) 6 35 6.2 (4)

Blood

297 1,817 6.1 16 125 8.0 30 10 64 6.2 1 1 8 8.7 3

Nervous

647 3,652 5.6 28 284 10.1 125 29 184 6.3 20 10 64 6.5 8

Circulatory

5,069 36,999 7.3 209 1,622 7.8 95 92 788 8.6 119 19 166 8.7 27

Respiratory

2,706 18,859 7.0 111 979 8.8 205 81 760 9.4 194 15 107 7.4 6

Digestive

2,821 16,825 6.0 268 2,120 7.9 523 49 345 7.1 56 19 159 8.6 49

Genitourinary

1,818 9,244 5.1 29 194 6.7 47 28 192 6.9 51 2 18 8.1 7

Pregnancy

4,606 12,317 2.7 8 70 8.8 48 96 323 3.4 67 9 45 5.2 22

Skin

391 3,354 8.6 21 213 10.2 33 38 253 6.6 (75) 5 37 7.3 (7)

Musc./Skel.

1,485 9,566 6.4 22 202 9.0 57 22 241 11.2 102 1 10 7.2 1

Injury/Poison

2,361 16,539 7.0 243 1,666 6.9 (35) 187 935 5.0 (376) 45 216 4.9 (96)

Supplemental

4,188 15,039 3.6 11 130 11.4 89 40 491 12.4 349 1 10 7.2 5

Other

2,469 10,007 4.1 1 11 18.7 7 5 66 12.2 25

Total 32,380 182,612 5.6 1,114 8,945 8.0 1,434.9 770 5,696 7.4 828.6 140 993 7.1 69

Source: Analysis of the 1990-1992 National Hospital Discharge Survey by The Lewin Group.
Note: Components may not sum to totals because of rounding.
*LOS = Length of stay (average) in days.


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