Nutrition therapy cost analysis in the US

  title={Nutrition therapy cost analysis in the US},
  author={Robin S. Turpin and Todd Canada and Frank Xiaoqing Liu and Catherine J. Mercaldi and Alessandro Pontes-Arruda and Paul E. Wischmeyer},
  booktitle={Applied health economics and health policy},
BACKGROUND Bloodstream infections (BSI) occur in up to 350 000 inpatient admissions each year in the US, with BSI rates among patients receiving parenteral nutrition (PN) varying from 1.3% to 39%. BSI-attributable costs were estimated to approximate $US12 000 per episode in 2000. While previous studies have compared the cost of different PN preparation methods, this analysis evaluates both the direct costs of PN and the treatment costs for BSI associated with different PN delivery methods to… CONTINUE READING