Central line bundle including split-septum device and single-use prefilled flushing syringes to prevent port-associated bloodstream infections: A cost and resource-utilization analysis [post]

2020 unpublished
Central line bundle programs were found to be effective in decreasing central lineassociated bloodstream infection rates in pediatric cancer patients with ports. However, costeffectiveness studies of central line bundle programs in pediatric cancer patients are limited, and most available data are from intensive care unit or adult studies. Methods: In this cross-sectional study spanning 6 years, comprehensive assessment of total health care costs attributable to CLABSI's associated with ports
more » ... ciated with ports between two periods. Results: This cross-sectional study was carried out in the pediatric hematology-oncology ward of Dr. Behçet Uz Children's Hospital from 1 August 2011 to 31 July 2017. The CLABSI rates decreased significantly from 8.31 CLABSIs to 3.04 per 1000 central line days (p<0.001). In the prebundle period, total attributable costs spent for of patients with CLABSI
doi:10.21203/rs.2.15266/v3 fatcat:fwua3qwcobfs7cnwky5jzkwczu