Table 5Most common all-listed procedures among the top 0.5 percent and top 0.5–1.0 percent of hospital stays based on total submitted charges, 2008

Top 0–0.5 percentTop 0.5–1.0 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
1Respiratory intubation and mechanical ventilation111,553 (57.0%)52.12.2Respiratory intubation and mechanical ventilation82,597 (42.2%)28.72.6
2Blood transfusion72,542 (37.1%)47.32.5Blood transfusion67,922 (34.7%)26.02.8
3Tracheostomy46,510 (23.8%)55.22.4Enteral and parenteral nutrition32,012 (16.4%)34.32.3
4Enteral and parenteral nutrition41,034 (21.0%)59.22.0Diagnostic cardiac catheterization, coronary arteriography25,117 (12.8%)17.02.6
5Bronchoscopy32,201 (16.5%)47.72.5Bronchoscopy21,198 (10.8%)27.12.9

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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