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doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e31827c5b9f
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Hospitalization Cost of Congenital Syphilis Diagnosis From Insurance Claims Data in the United States

Owusu-Edusei, Kwame Jr PhD; Introcaso, Camille E. MD; Chesson, Harrell W. PhD

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Abstract

Abstract: We analyzed medical insurance claims data (2005–2009) to determine the hospitalization costs of newborns with congenital syphilis (CS) diagnoses. We found 44 admission claims with CS diagnosis. The excess cost per case of CS (in 2009 US dollars) was estimated at $9969 (95% confidence interval, $5702–$16,769).

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