Skip Navigation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services www.hhs.gov
Agency for Healthcare Research Quality www.ahrq.gov
Archive print banner

This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information.

Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information.

Figure 11. Procedures Associated With Most Costly Hospital Stays

Bar chart titled: 'All-Listed Procedures' with Mean Charges for Hospital Stay (in dollars): Other organ transplantation*: $275,621; Tracheostomy: $240,010; Bone marrow transplant: $207,622; Destruction of lesion of retina: $197,169; Ileostomy and enterostomy: $129,499; Heart valve procedures: $125,545; Kidney transplant: $115,023; Swan-Ganz catheterization: $105,421; Extracorporeal circulation auxiliary: $99,057; Gastrostomy: $98,772.

Note: "All-listed procedures" refers to all procedures performed during a hospital stay; patients often receive more than 1 procedure.
*"Other organ transplantation" includes transplants of the lung, heart, spleen, intestine, liver, and pancreas. This category excludes kidney, bone, corneal, and bone marrow transplants.

Return to Document

 

The information on this page is archived and provided for reference purposes only.

 

AHRQ Advancing Excellence in Health Care