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Table 3 Hospitalizations due to bronchiolitis from RSV versus bronchiolitis from other pathogens, Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, 2017. Data shown as mean (standard deviation) [44]

From: Epidemiology and prevention of respiratory syncytial virus infections in children in Italy

  RSV (n = 310) Other pathogens (n = 217) p value
Age, days 77.98 (± 58.02) 78.80 (± 64.16) NS
LOS, days 4.98 (± 2.18) 4.22 (± 2.16) < 0.001
Total cost, million Euro 1.78 1.17  
Mean cost, Euro 5753 (± 2041) 5395 (± 2040) 0.04
  1. LOS length of stay, NS not significant, RSV respiratory syncytial virus