Estimating the Direct Costs of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease in Adolescents: A Within-System Analysis

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We used 2008–2009 physician and hospital charges to estimate the direct cost of medical care per case of pelvic inflammatory disease. The estimated average total charge per episode was $3,025 (SD: $4155). The estimated average charge for patients treated in ambulatory (outpatient clinic and emergency department) settings was $7440 lower than for those treated on inpatient units.

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