Table 1Characteristics of male newborn stays involving a circumcision, U.S. hospitals, 2005 and 2009

Male newborn stays with a circumcisionMale newborn stays without a circumcision, 2009
Number of hospital stays1,208,0701,157,510965,280
Mean length of hospital stay, days3.13.23.8
Average total cost per hospital stay*$2,220$2,310$3,760
Aggregate total hospital cost* (billions)$2.7$2.7$3.6

2005 costs have been inflation-adjusted to 2009 dollars. Costs include the costs for the entire hospital stay, including room and board, laboratory tests, procedures, and all other services.

Source: AHRQ, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 2005 and 2009

From: Circumcisions Performed in U.S. Community Hospitals, 2009

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Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Statistical Briefs [Internet].

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