First-year mean acute hospital care and total care costs stratified by level and severity of injury (Radhakrishna et al. 2014).

Mean cost (standard error)
Population Acute hospital care Total
C1-C7/complete injury $126,555 ($23,805) $153,045 ($24,290)
C8-T6/complete injury $61,459 ($8,218) $93,609 ($12,120)
T7-L1/complete injury $40,405 ($3,913) $68,860 ($8,186)
C1-C7/incomplete injury $42,648 ($3,643) $54,830 ($4,108)
C8-T6/incomplete injury $45,195 ($8,817) $55,995 ($12,568)
T7-L1/incomplete injury $36,702 ($2,690) $43,208 ($3,282)
L2-S5/incomplete injury $50,750 ($7,728) $66,872 ($10,462)
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