Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Low-Cost, Domestic Short Peripheral Catheters Versus Higher-Priced, Imported Short Peripheral Catheters

DİZBAY M. , ÖZGER H. S. , Bilgetekin I., Basyurt R., Yurtal O., Simsek H., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF INFUSION NURSING, cilt.42, sa.4, ss.209-214, 2019 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 42 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/nan.0000000000000336
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.209-214


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.