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Table 4 Differences in cost between ultrasound-guided drainage and surgical I&D

From: Surgical vs ultrasound-guided drainage of deep neck space abscesses: a randomized controlled trial: surgical vs ultrasound drainage

Item Ultrasound Surgery Savings/Patient Overall savings (n = 8)
Physician billing* 96.01 386.74 290.73 2320
Instruments/Staff 178.88 192.83 13.95 111.6
Hospital bed 12555 21060 8505 68040
Total/Patient 12828.89 21639.57 8809.68 -
Overall Total 102631.1 194756 - 70741.6
  1. * Does not include body mass index or after hours and weekend modifiers.