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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

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LIMA, Antônio Fernandes Costa. Direct costs of integrated procedures of conventional hemodialysis performed by nursing professionals. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2018, vol.26, e2944.  Epub July 16, 2018. ISSN 1518-8345.


to analyze the mean direct cost of the constituent procedures of conventional hemodialysis, performed in three public teaching and research hospitals.


quantitative, exploratory-descriptive study, of the multiple case study type. The mean direct cost was calculated by multiplying the time (timed) spent by nursing professionals, on the execution of procedures, by the unit cost of direct labor, added to the cost of materials and solutions/medications.


the total mean direct cost, in patients with an arteriovenous fistula corresponded to US$25.10 in hospital A, US$37.34 in hospital B and US$25.01 in hospital C, and in patients with a dual lumen catheter, US$32.07 in hospital A, US$40.58 in hospital B and US$30.35 in hospital C. The weighted mean values obtained were US$26.59 for hospital A, US$38.96 for hospital B and US$27.68 for hospital C. It was noted that the “installation and removal of hemodialysis fistula access” caused a significantly lower economic impact compared to “installation and removal of hemodialysis catheter access”.


with the knowledge developed it will be possible to support hospital managers, technical managers and nursing professionals in the decision making process, with a view to the rational allocation of the necessary inputs for the performance of conventional hemodialysis.

Keywords : Hemodialysis Units, Hospital; Nephrology Nursing; Costs and Cost Analysis; Cost Control.

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