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Table 4 Costs of influenza-related hospital admissions by primary diagnosis and complications in Belgium, 20022007

From: Pneumonia and influenza, and respiratory and circulatory hospital admissions in Belgium: a retrospective database study

Average costs per hospital admission (Euros) (N = 1237517)
Primary diagnosis PI (N = 20960) RC (N = 269634)
Parameters All With complications All With complications
(N = 20960) (N = 11768) (N = 269634) (N = 171172)
  - Overall 5779 ± 7072 7159 ± 8353 6111 ± 10341 7549 ± 12068
  - By age groups     
   <5 years 2207 ± 1658 2617 ± 2314 2159 ± 3507 2983 ± 5612
   5-17 years 2390 ± 1845 2519 ± 2083 2486 ± 5099 3911 ± 9247
   18-49 years 4493 ± 7464 6777 ± 11922 4404 ± 17120 7655 ± 28737
   50-64 years 6827 ± 7971 7607 ± 9161 6213 ± 9255 7369 ± 10513
   ≥65 years 7454 ± 7607 7798 ± 8111 7254 ± 8792 7900 ± 9361
  1. Note: PI – pneumonia and influenza; RC – respiratory and circulatory; cost expressed as mean ± standard deviation.