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Table 7 Production costs of the two drug delivery containers (€)

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

Production Function Phases Open containers Closed containers
Supplies, preparation and administration costs * 2.98 3.00
Waste management* 0.185 0.0185
Storage management No difference
Transportation to departments Flat rate
  1. * the calculation is based on one dose of NaCl solution 100 ml