Table 3.

Year 1 cost of access-related care (unadjusted for early death), overall and according to first access type attempteda

Surgical Costs (Mean [Median, IQR])Hospitalization Costsb (Mean [Median, IQR])Diagnostic Imaging Costs (Mean [Median, IQR])Outpatient Infection Costs (Mean [Median, IQR])tPA Costs (Mean [Median, IQR])Access Monitoring Costs (Mean [Median, IQR])Total Costs (Mean [Median, IQR])
Overall (n = 239)$2017 ($2094, $2094–$2317)$2339 (0, 0–0)$2135 ($1355, $560–$3139)$232 (0, 0–$410)$13 (0, 0–0)$82 (0, 0–$173)$6818 ($4015, $2443–$7520)
Catheter only (n = 49)N/A$3279 (0,0–0)$1686 ($925, $925–$2012)$373 ($184, 0–$777)$61 ($67, $10–$67)N/A$5400 ($1742, $992–$4807)c
AVF (n = 157)$2454 ($2094, $2094–$2267)$1916 (0, 0–0)$2048 ($1450, $485–$3173)$206 (0, 0–$410)N/A$65 (0, 0-$115)$6688 ($4193, $2716–$6619)c
Graft (n = 33)$2939 ($2317, $2317–$3475)$2956 (0, 0–$2339)$3212 ($2726, $560–$5249)$148 (0, 0–0)N/A$288 ($346, 0–$519)$9543 ($7603, $3395–$11,744)c
  • a tPA, tissue plasminogen activator.

  • b Includes nursing, medications, laboratory tests, diagnostic imaging, support staff, surgery, and supplies.

  • c P < 0.001 comparing the log-transformed cost of the three vascular access types using one-way ANOVA.