Table 2

Total costs incurred by trauma patients vary with mechanism of injury

Median Total Cost per EncounterIQR (Q3–Q1)Mean
Heavy machinery (n=20)$24 074.38$26 982.79$28 435.97
Pedestrian (n=115)$20 965.45$39 539.49$45 525.84
MVC (n=425)$17 621.01$51 586.18$36 681.97
Motorcycle (n=163)$16 220.89$33 643.28$30 755.01
Suicide/self-harm (n=103)$13 903.69$23 735.45$32 731.16
Falls (n=439)$12 651.03$21 929.37$25 874.84
ATV/dirt bike (n=94)$11 907.13$20 109.91$24 730.55
Impairment (n=277)$10 030.15$23 706.20$25 104.68
Cyclist (n=64)$8405.52$11 814.89$14 327.07
GSW (n=58)$8105.70$21 071.20$29 288.41
Violent (n=266)$7466.27$14 508.01$18 842.54
Stab (n=160)$5614.02$12 947.72$11 406.38
  • One-way analysis of variance: p<0.0001.

  • Impairment: drug/alcohol-related.

  • ATV, all-terrain vehicle; GSW, gunshot wound; MVC, motor vehicle collision.