Training program on microbiological test collection material methods at a teaching hospital: investment and result assessment.

Abstract

This study aimed at evaluating the results, direct costs and investment of a training program on microbiological test material collection at a teaching hospital. Test collections that did not follow the established criteria (failure) were considered as the result measure. Variable and absorption costing were used to calculate direct costs and investments, respectively. Of the 11,893 collected materials, failures were evidenced in 59 (0.5%). Direct cost corresponded to R$ 154.10 and R$ 2,431.29 was invested in training. These findings revealed that the evidenced number of anomalies (failures) represented a low percentage in relation to the total collected material for microbiological exams. Therefore, this should not be considered a critical point that justifies the continuity of the training and, consequently, the investment.

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@article{Jeric2006TrainingPO, title={Training program on microbiological test collection material methods at a teaching hospital: investment and result assessment.}, author={Marli de Carvalho Jeric{\'o} and Val{\'e}ria Castilho and M{\'a}rcia Galan Perroca}, journal={Revista latino-americana de enfermagem}, year={2006}, volume={14 5}, pages={749-54} }