Table 2

Annual costs of providing uncompensated care relative to compensation received through trauma add-on

TSA-E
DFW Metro Area
TSA-O
Austin Metro Area
TSA-Q
Houston Metro Area
p-P value
Care costs
Average UC
(millions USD)
Level I11.7±4.812.4±1.731.5±3.9<0.01
Level II2.0±2.21.9±1.20.7±0.40.09
Level III1.3±2.80.1±0.051.7±1.9<0.01
Compensation
Average payments
(millions USD)
Level I4.4±0.32.7±0.911.9±7.80.03
Level II0.8±1.50.3±0.20.3±0.20.29
Level III0.1±0.090.04±0.020.6±0.7<0.01
P value<0.01<0.01<0.01
  • Statistical signifigance was defined as p<0.05 and is displayed in bold.

  • DFW, Dallas-Fort Worth; TSA, trauma service area; UC, uncompensated care; USD, US dollar.