Patient satisfaction and cost reduction in immunoglobulin administration

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This analysis examined safety, patient satisfaction, and cost savings in 49 patients administered Gammaplex 10% via rapid infusion over 11 months” Bauer et al (2019).

Abstract:

Gammaplex 10% (immune globulin intravenous , Bio Products Laboratory, Ltd) can be administered with a 15-minute rate-escalation protocol. This analysis examined safety, patient satisfaction, and cost savings in 49 patients administered Gammaplex 10% via rapid infusion over 11 months. Fourteen patients reported 38 adverse reactions, 37 of which were deemed minor/moderate. Patient satisfaction was very good/outstanding. Infusions were estimated to be 2.4 hours shorter than previously administered intravenous immunoglobulin infusions, saving $151.61 per visit in nursing costs. Rapid infusion of Gammaplex 10% was found to be a safe option to reduce the costs of intravenous immunoglobulin treatment while maintaining patient satisfaction.

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Reference:

Bauer, S., Fadeyi, M. and Chan, S. (2019) A Study of Tolerability, Satisfaction, and Cost Reduction Using a 10% Immunoglobulin Product at Higher Administration Rates. Journal of Infusion Nursing. 42(6), p.297–302. doi: 10.1097/NAN.0000000000000347.

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