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Table 3 Costs of therapeutic interventions in the ICU (US Dollars)

From: Costs and risk factors for ventilator-associated pneumonia in a Turkish University Hospital's Intensive Care Unit: A case-control study

  VAP group (n = 37) Control group (n = 60)  
  Median(IQR) Mean (± SD) Median (IQR) Mean (± SD) P-value
ICU bed cost 190.8 (166.4) 230.2 ± 120.2 92.4 (78.6) 113.5 ± 72.2 <0.0001
Antibiotics 589.6 (378.3) 576.7 ± 362.4 98.9 (141.1) 219.2 ± 458.2 <0.002
Laboratory 400.6 (264.5) 435.0 ± 273.4 106.8 (127.3) 112 ± 134.2 <0.0001
Other drugs 218.3 (587.8) 497.4 ± 553.5 135.8 (229.5) 204.3 ± 288.4 0.032
Mechanical ventilation 90.8 (68.5) 108.9 ± 51.2 0.0 11.9 ± 23.6 <0.0001
Respiratory circuit. filters 60.5 (36.6) 59.7 ± 36.4 0.0 10.7 ± 21.5 <0.0001
Tracheal aspiration 298.9 (146.8) 321.9 ± 159.8 0.0 21.7 ± 40.8 <0.0001
IV infusion sets 84.6 (64.1) 97.3 ± 37.9 33.7 (13.5) 40.2 ± 23.7 <0.0001
CVC 26.1 (0.4) 29.9 ± 11.6 26.1 (0.0) 21.3 ± 11.3 0.021
Enteral nutritional products 113.1 (163.7) 137.3 ± 211.5 0.0 (0.0) 13.0 ± 37.4 0.002
Parenteral nutritional products 0.0 (82.2) 76.1 ± 111.5 0.0 (0.0) 12.9 ± 42.2 0.008
Urinary catheters 5.3 (1.4) 6.4 ± 3.4 5.3 (0.0) 5.0 ± 1.5 0.028
Monitorization 114.8 (81.5) 131.3 ± 54.6 32.6 (32.6) 49.9 ± 27.4 <0.0001
Wound dressing 26.6 (23.2) 38.8 ± 17.5 9.3 (7.1) 11.6 ± 8.4 <0.0001
Blood transfusion 0.0 (116.3) 90.3 ± 177.1 0.0 (0.0) 21.3 ± 51.9 0.038
Total 2839.3 (1585.6) 2832.2 ± 1329.0 653.4 (825.2) 868.5 ± 428.0 <0.0001
  1. Values are expressed as median, IQR (interquartile range) and mean ± SD (standard deviation).