Low-cost, domestic short peripheral catheters (SPCs) and higher-priced, imported SPCs were compared in 2 different time periods” Dizbay et al (2019).
This prospective study has been designed with the hypothesis that low unit price does not necessarily mean cost-effectiveness. Low-cost, domestic short peripheral catheters (SPCs) and higher-priced, imported SPCs were compared in 2 different time periods. With the use of the higher-priced, imported SPCs, the rate of successful insertion on first attempt was increased (P < .001), and the development of complications was reduced (P < .001). The study revealed that $345 was saved per 1000 catheters when the catheter with the higher unit price was chosen. Although the domestic SPCs had a low unit price, their use resulted in greater health care expenses.
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Dizbay, M., Ozger, H.S., Bilgetekin, I., Basyurt, R., Yurtal, O., Simsek, H. and Baran Aksakal, N. (2019) Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Low-Cost, Domestic Short Peripheral Catheters Versus Higher-Priced, Imported Short Peripheral Catheters. Journal of Infusion Nursing. 42(4), p.209-214. doi: 10.1097/NAN.0000000000000336.