Total staff costs to implement a decision support system in nursing 1 1 Supported by Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq), process # 478780/2004-4 and by Hospital Universitário at Universidade de São Paulo.

Valéria Castilho Antônio Fernandes Costa Lima Fernanda Maria Togeiro Fugulin Heloisa Helena Ciqueto Peres Raquel Rapone Gaidzinski About the authors

OBJECTIVE:

to identify the direct labor (DL) costs to put in practice a decision support system (DSS) in nursing at the University Hospital of the University of São Paulo (HU-USP).

METHOD:

the development of the DSS was mapped in four sub-processes: Conception, Elaboration, Construction and Transition. To calculate the DL, the baseline salary per professional category was added to the five-year additional remuneration, representation fees and social charges, and then divided by the number of hours contracted, resulting in the hour wage/professional, which was multiplied by the time spend on each activity in the sub-processes.

RESULTS:

the DL cost corresponded to R$ 752,618.56 (100%), R$ 26,000.00 (3.45%) of which were funded by a funding agency, while R$ 726,618.56 (96,55%) came from Hospital and University resources.

CONCLUSION:

considering the total DL cost, 72.1% related to staff wages for the informatics consulting company and 27.9% to the DL of professionals at the HU and the School of Nursing.

Nursing Informatics; Nursing Process; Costs and Cost Analysis; Cost Control


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