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Inpatient Care Patterns for Patients with Prostate Cancer and Spina Bifiida

Key clinical point: Length of hospital stay and total costs were higher in men with prostate cancer and spina bifida, and almost 50% of encounters included a prostatectomy, cystectomy, and/or lymph node dissection.

Major finding: Of the 253 identified patient encounters, the mean length of inpatient stay was 5.6 days and the average total cost was $14,074.

Study details: A retrospective study utilizing the 1998 to 2014 National Inpatient Sample from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project.

Disclosures: None reported.


Johnston AW, et al. Disabil Health J. 2019. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2019.100866. [Epub ahead of print]