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Healthcare savings

Reduce the risk and reduce costs, the use of Redsense can save millions.

Cost savings, the use of Redsense can save millions:

Estimating the cost of Redsense 2.7 € / 3.35 $ per treatment (3 patients per device ).

By using Redsense on 20% of the HD patients:
Healthcare savings close to 200 000 000 € can be made annually.

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Cost for a VND incident: 1

–VND minor:
Limiting intervention to blood transfusion and extra EPO dose which all can be carried out at the dialysis clinic and an extra day for observation:

Blood transfusion
Extra ESA
Extra day in hospital
970 €
745 €
2 980 €
4 695
Based on Ahlmén study about 40% of the VND’s need blood transfusion and two extra days in the hospital 9

–Serious event with hospitalization:

Regular hospitalization for blood
loss anemia (4 days)
1700 000 €
1 day of anemia therapy includes
ESA, blood transfusion, iron and
possibly plasma expanders or
42 500 € / day 
 Emergency Room (ER)  22 350 € or more
Intensive Care Unit (ICU),
hospitalization (1 day)

14 900 € - 29 800 €

Thus cost range from

170 000 € to
223 500 € and up

Example: A patient in the ER for 4 h received oxygen at 2L/min, blood drawn for routine panel, an abdominal CT scan; the bill was 24 700 €

Literature list

Review includes the following publications:

  1. Hurst J, A Costly Complication: Venous Needle Dislodgement. http://www.renalbusiness.com/
  2. Ahlmén J, Gydell KH, Hadimeri H, Hernandez I, Rogland B, Strömbom U (2008) A new safety device for hemodialysis Hemodialysis International 12 (2), Page 264–267.
  3. Polaschegg, H-D. EDTNA/ERCA Conference, Prague, September 2008, Seminar, “Venous needle dislodgement: A safety issue. Possible methods for detection and prevention of major blood loss” Page 40.
  4. Patients Safety Advisory; Veteran Health Administration Warning System; Published by VA Central Office; October 21, 2008 http://www.patientsafety.gov/alerts.html#2010.
  5. Sandroni, S, Shockerman, T, Hayes-Light, K, Catastrophic Hemorrhage from Venous Needle Dislodgement during Hemodialysis, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, volume 9, November 2008, Abstract issue.
  6. Derik White, Gambro; Oral presentation EDTNA Congress Florence 2007 oral presentation.