(Boston, September 2017) – Boston Strategic Partners supported Baxter in the creation an article recently published in PharmacoEconomics – Open journal. The article titled “Impact of Fluid Choice in Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Patients on Hospital Cost Savings” is an analysis evaluating the economic impact of increasing usage of a calcium-free balanced crystalloid solution (BAL) in patients with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) on an annual hospital budget.
An Excel®-based economic model was developed to estimate costs associated with increased BAL usage (i.e., use in a greater proportion of patients), from the US hospital perspective, over a 5-year time horizon. Clinical inputs were based on the results of a retrospective Electronic Health Record (EHR) database analysis identifying significantly fewer complications among SIRS patients receiving predominantly BAL versus saline. Complication-associated costs, adjusted to 2015, were obtained from published reports. Scenario analyses examined cost impacts for hospitals of various sizes, with different BAL adoption levels and rates.
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About Baxter International
Baxter provides a broad portfolio of essential renal and hospital products, including home, acute and in-center dialysis; sterile IV solutions; infusion systems and devices; parenteral nutrition; surgery products and anesthetics; and pharmacy automation, software and services. The company’s global footprint and the critical nature of its products and services play a key role in expanding access to healthcare in emerging and developed countries.