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Table 5 Mean (median) cost per patient by Intensive Care Unit (€)

From: Hospital costs of central line-associated bloodstream infections and cost-effectiveness of closed vs. open infusion containers. The case of Intensive Care Units in Italy

Intensive Care Unit Cases Controls Δ in means P value*
UCC 7,694 7,238 456 0.193
(n = 14, 4 cases) (6,703) (6,965)   
TIPO 19,293 9,119 10,174 <0.001
(n = 38, 12 cases) (16,842) (8,721)   
ID 10,479 5,323 5,156 0.002
(n = 34, 12 cases) (8,747) (4,416)   
RIA 26,421 11,664 14,757 <0.001
(n = 54, 15 cases) (24,439) (10,000)   
  1. * Student t test on log transformed data