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Table 3 Costs of a treatment in CRRT in CVVHDF mode with citrate QNa3 = 2250 and QNa3 = 200 mL/h

From: Cost analysis of blood purification: a tool for decision-making and supply chain optimization

  Replacement fluids Medical devices Equipment Process
Level 1  
  Replacement bags 5 L Dialysate bags without Ca 5 L Citrate bags Effluent bags 10 L Filter/equipment Dressing Double lumen catheter Machine utilization Disinfectants Priming solution Electricity Nursing staff Laboratori tests Liquid waste Solid waste
Level 0 CRRT with anticoagulation citrate QNa3 = 2250 ml/h
Unitary costs € 0.17 € 0.38 € 2.46 € 1.00 € 1.00
Total costs raw material € 5.76 € 294.50 € 34.44 € 412.92 € 10.43
  total costs replacement fluids total costs medical devices total costs equipment total process costs
€ 758.05
total cost €
Level 0 CRRT with anticoagulation citrate QNa3 = 200 ml/h
Unitary costs € 0.17 € 0.38 € 2.46 € 1.00 € 1.00
Total costs raw material € 5.76 € 209.00 € 34.44 € 263.70 € 7.00
  Total costs replacement fliuds Total costs medical devices Total costs equipment Total process costs
€ 519.90
Total cost €
  1. aMedical personnel cost is not considered a process cost, as medical personnel is not involved in the process itself. Costs of support service are already included in the leasing of the machine or accounted for in consumables costs