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Costs of most frequent nursing activities in highly dependent hospitalized patients
REVISTA LATINO-AMERICANA DE ENFERMAGEM, RIBEIRAO PRETO, v. 20, n. 5, pp. 880-887, SEP-OCT, 2012
Lima, Antonio Fernandes Costa
Fugulin, Fernanda Maria Togeiro
Ramin, Natalia Siqueira
Melo, Talita de Oliveira
This quantitative study aimed to identify the costs of the most frequent nursing activities in highly dependent hospitalized patients at a medical clinic. The non-probabilistic convenience sample corresponded to 607 observations regarding oral feeding activities (OF), blood pressure verification (BP)/heart rate (HR), body temperature checking (BTC), performance of intimate hygiene and management of feeding probe. The costs identified corresponded to R$2.40 (SD+/-2.64) for OF feeding; R$1.26 (SD+/-0.48) to verify the BP/HR; R$1.17 (SD+/-0.46) for BTC; R$15.59 (SD+/-8.62) to perform intimate hygiene and R$5.95 (SD+/-2.13) for management of feeding probe. This study will facilitate cost management, with a view to avoiding waste related to unnecessary resource consumption and establish a correlation between costs and care delivery results. Supported by Pro-Reitoria de Pesquisa, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil.