The cost of initial hospitalization for SCI for individuals above and below the age of 65 was also examined by Mitchell and colleagues in a New South Wales cohort (Mitchell et al. 2018).
The mean hospital cost for traumatic SCI in Australia is approximately $52,000 for initial hospitalization and $10,700 for subsequent hospitalizations; for non-traumatic SCI it is approximately $17,900 for initial hospitalization and $17,350 for subsequent hospitalizations. The mean cost of a secondary condition results in a hospital visit costing $10,900 for any urological condition to $22,100 for pressure injuries. The mean cost per hospital visit can range between $7,700 for an individual with incomplete thoracic SCI and $13,100 for a complete thoracic SCI. The mean cost per emergency department visit is between $404 for lumbar SCI and $584 for complete thoracic SCI.