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Farmacia Hospitalaria

versión On-line ISSN 2171-8695versión impresa ISSN 1130-6343

Resumen

CUESTA-LOPEZ, Isabel et al. Impact of the implementation of vasoactive drug protocols on costs in the treatment of critically ill patients. Farm Hosp. [online]. 2018, vol.42, n.2, pp.62-67. ISSN 2171-8695.  http://dx.doi.org/10.7399/fh.10844.

Objective:

To evaluate the efficiency of the protocolization and centralization of the preparation of intravenous vasoactive drug mixtures in the treatment of critically ill patients.

Method:

A prospective interventional study (July 2012-December 2014) was conducted to measure the impact of different vasoactive drug protocols on costs in the treatment of critically ill patients. The economic impact was measured by comparing the direct costs (fixed and variable) of the preparation of intravenous vasoactive drug mixtures in the Pharmacy Department with their traditional preparation in hospital care units. The variables time and cost of preparation of an intravenous mixture were measured. Costs included pharmaceutical product, diluent, medical supplies, cost of manpower, and use of laminar flow cabinets in the Pharmacy Department. Costs were measured in Euros.

Results:

A statistically significant difference was found between processing times in the Pharmacy Department and those in the hospital care unit (2.10 vs 2.86 minutes). Centralized preparation in the Pharmacy Department was more efficient. The average cost of preparation was €5.24±1.45 in the Pharmacy Department and €5.62±1.55 in the hospital care unit, although this difference did not reach statistical significance. If the analysis had included the cost of intravenous mixtures that had expired prior to their use, the centralized preparation of the mixtures in the Pharmacy Department would have entailed a higher cost (€2 174/y).

Conclusions:

The centralized preparation of intravenous mixtures in the Pharmacy Department entails significant time savings compared with their preparation in the hospital care unit.

Palabras clave : Protocol; Drug compounding; Vasoactive drug; Critical care; Cost analysis.

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