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Australia

New and Jackson (2010) evaluated the 2004 cost of hospitalizations after SCI in Victoria, Australia using administrative data. Gross costs were measured as mean and median per episode costs and were stratified by initial hospitalizations and subsequent hospitalizations. The data was also stratified for traumatic and non-traumatic SCI.

Table: Mean SCI hospital costs reported by New et al. (2010)

Table: Median SCI hospital costs reported by New et al. (2010)

The mean hospital cost for traumatic SCI in Australia is approximately $42,000 for initial hospitalization and $20,500 for subsequent hospitalizations; for non-traumatic SCI it is approximately $46,600 for initial hospitalization and $33,200 for subsequent hospitalizations.