Neonatal abstinence syndrome: health-care expenditures

Data from large national US databases showed that neonatal abstinence syndrome increased almost three-fold between 2000 and 2009. The mean hospital charge per infant increased from $39,000 to $53,000 over this time. More than three-quarters of the charges were attributed to State Medicaid programs.

Neonatal abstinence syndrome and health care expenditures. Patrick et al 2012