Table 2.

Unadjusted resource utilization, outcomes, and costs among patients with ESRD and SAB during their initial hospitalization and at 3-monthsa

Tunneled, Cuffed Catheter (n = 66)AV Graft(n = 40)Difference with 95% CI or P
Resource utilization
    initial hospitalization
        inpatient days (mean ± SD)10.6 ± 10.110.3 ± 6.40.79
        procedures related to (mean ± SD)
            foreign device4.1 ± 3.12.3 ± 2.50.001
            nonforeign device0.3 ± 1.10.1 ± 0.30.75
    12-wk period
        rehospitalizationb8 (13.8%)9 (23.7%)0.21
        inpatient days (mean ± SD)12.6 ± 11.112.4 ± 6.80.33
Outcomes
    initial hospitalization
        metastatic infection22 (33.3%)12 (30.0%)0.72
        died8 (12.1%)2 (5.0%)0.22
    12-wk period
        died15 (22.7%)4 (10.0%)0.098
Costs(n = 39)(n = 23)
    initial hospitalization
        mean ± SD$16,679 ± 12,063$17,509 ± 11,267−$830 (−$7,161 to $5,117)
        median (±IQR)$13,776 (±82961 to 18,698)$13,663 (±10,868 to 23,607)
    12-wk period
        mean ± SD$22,944 ± 18,278$23,969 ± 13,731−$1,024 (−$8,459 to $6,792)
        median (±IQR)$17,392 (±11,945 to 29,425)$18,318 (±13,663 to 31,660)
  • a CI, confidence interval; IQR, interquartile range.

  • b Patients who died during initial hospitalization were excluded.