Table 4.

Year 1 cost of access-related care per patient-year at risk, overall and according to first access type attempted

Surgical Costs (Mean [Median, IQR])Hospitalization Costsa (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 = 133)$2728 ($2094, $2094–$3141)$2885 (0, 0–0)$2671 ($2012, $769–$3723)$333 (0, 0–$410)$41 (0, 0–0)$86 (0, 0–$173)$8744 ($4807, $2988–$9843)
Catheter only (n = 49)N/A$4749 (0, 0–0)$3603 ($2443, $1425–$3855)$629 ($184, 0–$979)$199 ($68, $10–$209)N/A$9180 ($3812, $2250–$7762)b
AVF (n = 157)$3207 ($2096, $2094–$3142)$2188 (0, 0–0)$2248 ($1633, $485–$3493)$278 (0, 0–$410)N/A$67 (0, 0–$173)$7989 ($4641, $3035–$8832)b
Graft (n = 33)$4501 ($2317, $2317–$3475)$3432 (0, 0–$2339)$3296 ($2942, $560–$5374)$156 (0, 0–0)N/A$301 ($346, 0–$519)$11,685 ($8152, $3395–$12,908)b
  • a Includes nursing, medications, laboratory tests, diagnostic imaging, support staff, surgery, and supplies.

  • b P = 0.01 comparing the log-transformed cost per patient-year at risk of the three vascular access types using one-way ANOVA.