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Figure 4. Comparison of Average Hospital Bills for Neutropenic and Non-neutropenic Breast Cancers, 2001-2003

Line graphs shows cost in dollars* per year. 2001: Neutropenic - $18,600, Non-neutropenic -  $16,100; 2002: Neutropenic - $19,600, Non-neutropenic - $17,700 ; 2003: Neutropenic - $20,700, Non-neutropenic - $20,700. The difference (delta) between the 2001 figures is noted as $2,500. The difference (delta) between the 2003 figures is noted as $1000.

*Adjusted to 2003 dollars.

Source: Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2003.

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