Direct variable cost of the topical treatment of stages III and IV pressure injuries incurred in a public university hospital

Direct variable cost of the topical treatment of stages III and IV pressure injuries incurred in a public university hospital

Author Chacon, Julieta M. F. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Blanes, Leila Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Borba, Luis G. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Rocha, Luis R. M. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Ferreira, Lydia M. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract Aim: to estimate the direct variable costs of the topical treatment of stages III and IV pressure injuries of hospitalized patients in a public university hospital, and assess the correlation between these costs and hospitalization time. Materials and methods: Forty patients of both sexes who had been admitted to the Sao Paulo Hospital, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil, from 2011 to 2012, with pressure injuries in the sacral, ischial or trochanteric region were included. The patients had a total of 57 pressure injuries in the selected regions, and the lesions were monitored daily until patient release, transfer or death. The quantities and types of materials, as well as the amount of professional labor time spent on each procedure and each patient were recorded. The unit costs of the materials and the hourly costs of the professional labor were obtained from the hospital's purchasing and human resources departments, respectively. Spearman's correlation coefficient and the Mann-Whitney and Kruskal-Wallis tests were used for the statistical analyses. Results: The mean topical treatment costs for stages III and IV PIs were significantly different (US$ 854.82 versus US$ 1785.35

p = 0.004). The mean topical treatment cost of stages III and IV pressure injuries per patient was US$ 1426.37. The mean daily topical treatment cost per patient was US$ 40.83. There was a significant correlation between hospitalization time and the total costs of labor and materials (p < 0.05). There was no significant difference between hospitalization time periods for stages III and IV pressure injuries (40.80 days and 45.01 days, respectively

p = 0.834). Conclusion: The mean direct variable cost of the topical treatment for stages III and IV pressure injuries per patient in this public university hospital was US$ 1426.37. (C) 2016 Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of Tissue Viability Society.
Keywords Treatment costs
Pressure injury
Pelvis
Debridement
Hospitalization
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Oxford
Language English
Date 2017
Published in Journal Of Tissue Viability. Oxford, v. 26, n. 2, p. 108-112, 2017.
ISSN 0965-206X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier Sci Ltd
Extent 108-112
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtv.2016.12.003
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000402215900005
URI https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/54580

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