Silver Book Fact

Costs of shingles

Among patients with acute episodes of shingles, average expenditures ranged from $112 to $287 per episode of outpatient care, $73 to $180 per antiviral treatment, and $3,221 to $7,206 per hospitalization (in 2006 dollars).

Dworkin R, White R, O'Connor A, Hawkins K. Health Care Expenditure Burden of Persisting Herpes Zoster Pain. Pain Med. 2008; 9(3): 348-53. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18366512

Reference

Title
Health Care Expenditure Burden of Persisting Herpes Zoster Pain
Publication
Pain Med
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Dworkin R, White R, O'Connor A, Hawkins K
Volume & Issue
Volume 9, Issue 3
Pages
348-53
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • Unplanned Hospital Readmissions & Costs Following Sepsis Hospitalizations
    Among 187,697 hospital admissions for medical reasons that were associated with an unplanned 30-day readmission,  147,084 had a diagnosis of sepsis, 15,001 had a diagnosis of AMI, 79,480 were diagnosed with heart failure, 54,396…  
  • Medical expenses for Medicare patients with pneumonia higher
    Medicare patients hospitalized for pneumonia have medical expenses—during the hospitalization and for a year afterwards—that are $15,682 higher than in Medicare patients without pneumonia.  
  • Higher hospitalization costs due to pneumonia
    Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized for pneumonia have $15,682 higher expenses than those without the infection.  
  • Medicare hospitalization rates from pneumonia
    Elderly Medicare patients are hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia at a rate of 18.3 per 1000, compared to 4 per 1000 in younger populations.  
  • MRSA infections increase in older patients
    In 2008, 75% of healthcare-associated invasive MRSA infections occurred in patients older than 50, with 46% in patients older than 65%.