Table 3Most common all-listed procedures among the top 5 percent and bottom 95 percent of hospital stays based on total submitted charges, 2008

Top 5 percentBottom 95 percent
RankTop 5 all-listed procedures, CCS categoryNumber of discharges (percentage)Mean LOSMean number comorbiditiesTop 5 all-listed procedures, CCS categoryNumber of discharges (percentage)Mean LOSMean number comorbidities
1Blood transfusion542,808 (27.8%)21.22.9Blood transfusion2,182,139 (5.8%)6.12.9
2Respiratory intubation and mechanical ventilation532,402 (27.2%)26.82.6Prophylactic vaccinations and inoculations1,591,344 (4.2%)2.90.2
3Diagnostic cardiac catheterization, coronary arteriography257,340 (13.2%)12.22.5Cesarean section1,372,480 (3.6%)3.50.5
4Enteral and parenteral nutrition217,831 (11.1%)31.32.4Repair of current obstetric laceration1,370,480 (3.6%)2.20.3
5Use of heart-lung machine during surgery163,232 (8.3%)13.92.4Diagnostic cardiac catheterization, coronary arteriography1,263,198 (3.3%)3.22.1

Source: AHRQ, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2008

From: Most Expensive Hospitalizations, 2008

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