Table 4.

Unadjusted mean cost of managing patients in the pre (n=290) and post (n=216) period (CAD$)

VariablePre Period (n=290), mean (SD)Cost DifferencePost Period (n=216), mean (SD)
Cost of catheter locking solution185.2 (248.4)1843.2 (1003.0)
Cost of managing catheter malfunction712.6 (937.8)457.0 (790.5)
Cost of managing catheter-related bacteremia645.5 (4750.7)195.3 (1652.3)
Total cost1543.3 (4864.3)2495.5 (1900.5)
Cost difference (total post cost – total pre) (95% CI) (from bootstrapping)962 (354 to 1571)
  • 95% CI, 95% confidence interval.