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Table 6 Costs at one-year follow-up for uninsured children compared with children who obtained health insurance

From: The health and healthcare impact of providing insurance coverage to uninsured children: A prospective observational study

Cost Item Mean (±SD) Cost per Child Difference P
Uninsured (N = 41) Obtained Medicaid or CHIP Insurance (N = 196)
ED visits $607.14 (±213) $476.92 (±400) $130.22 .09
Hospitalizations $1131.08 (±301) $730.85 (±122) $400.23 .03
ICU stays $2893.63 (±557) $934.86 (±356) $1958.77 .10
Wages and other costs related to parental missed work days $522.79 (±111) $126.20 (±30) $396.59 .04
Total costs $5154.63 (±1122) $2268.88 (±536) $2885.75 .04