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Table 4 Total Costs for ED Cost Objects (Chilean Pesos = CLP) including direct and indirect costs

From: Cost objects: How is your ED performing?

RankingServicesIndirect CostsDirect CostsTotal CostsUnit Costs
1Medical consultation$ 487,445,524 $ 487,445,524$ 11,710
2Phleboclysis$ 67,044,073$ 30,557,075$ 97,601,148$ 7426
3Preparation of patients for hospitalization$ 91,101,584$ 1,912,126$ 93,013,711$ 17,007
4Management of imaging tests$ 71,325,226 $ 71,325,226$ 5689
5Resuscitation$ 37,052,388 $ 37,052,388$ 131,859
6Blood sampling$ 30,124,604$ 392,805$ 30,517,409$ 5795
7Urine specimen collection$ 18,900,132$ 56,725$ 18,956,857$ 4180
8Electrocardiogram$ 10,555,702$ 150,097$ 10,705,798$ 4603
9Preparation of patients for surgery$ 8,932,030$ 438,436$ 9,370,466$ 7472
10Life risk care management$ 9,080,651 $ 9,080,651$ 9053
11Referral$ 7,801,401 $ 7,801,401$ 134,507
12Administration of prescribed drugs by subcutaneous or intravenous injection$ 7,655,239$ 80,933$ 7,736,172$ 7130
13Administration of noninjectable prescribed drugs$ 7,451,112 $ 7,451,112$ 5714
14Monofilament nylon suture$ 6,892,450$ 290,026$ 7,182,476$ 24,265
15Simple wound dressing$ 6,744,059$ 333,805$ 7,077,865$ 7327
16Complex wound dressing$ 6,889,495$ 122,572$ 7,012,068$ 23,530
17Administration of drugs by subcutaneous or intravenous injection$ 6,201,138$ 112,933$ 6,314,072$ 4170
18Teaching activities$ 6,225,455 $ 6,225,455
19Administration of noninjectable drugs$ 5,515,973 $ 5,515,973$ 3032
20Nebulization$ 4,330,711$ 1,005,900$ 5,336,612$ 4202
21Arterial blood gas sample$ 5,286,625 $ 5,286,625$ 3876
22Splinting$ 2,187,641$ 2,262,020$ 4,449,661$ 15,135
23Blood glucose test$ 2,945,942$ 147,546$ 3,093,488$ 4701
24Application of a shorter orthopedic medical cast$ 1,904,884$ 955,495$ 2,860,379$ 11,173
25Installation of a removable cast walker boot$ 289,805$ 2,509,500$ 2,799,305$ 26,660
26Orthopedic trauma medical attention$ 2,348,362 $ 2,348,362$ 6452
27Black braded silk suture$ 2,212,104$ 80,069$ 2,292,173$ 24,128
28Intramuscular prescribed drugs administration$ 1,848,525$ 20,737$ 1,869,262$ 6724
29Medical interconsultation$ 1,724,532 $ 1,724,532$ 1342
30Intramuscular drugs administration$ 1,476,210$ 28,942$ 1,505,152$ 3879
31Application of a larger orthopedic medical cast$ 622,032$ 855,619$ 1,477,650$ 24,628
32Stool sample$ 1,461,081$ 4253$ 1,465,334$ 4310
33Skin suture$ 1,280,692$ 29,963$ 1,310,655$ 23,830
34Stomach pumping$ 983,161$ 92,603$ 1,075,764$ 12,225
35Vicryl suture$ 745,130$ 35,083$ 780,212$ 24,382
36Histoacryl$ 528,726$ 10,882$ 539,608$ 12,549
37Endotracheal intubation$ 478,748$ 23,326$ 502,074$ 12,246
38Diagnostic puncture$ 453,459$ 21,398$ 474,857$ 29,679
39Diagnostic and therapeutic puncture$ 390,482$ 44,779$ 435,261$ 43,526
40Alcohol screening test$ 375,863 $ 375,863$ 19,782
41Medical attention of patients arrived by ambulance$ 254,133 $ 254,133$ 12,707
42Catgut suture$ 209,568$ 9610$ 219,178$ 24,353
43Blood culture sample$ 207,715$ 8157$ 215,873$ 6349
44Polypropylene suture$ 186,282$ 19,626$ 205,909$ 25,739
45Discharge of deceased patients$ 146,451 $ 146,451$ 9763
46Urethral sounding$ 118,086$ 12,822$ 130,908$ 32,727
47Complex foreign body extraction$ 117,215$ 590$ 117,806$ 16,829
48IV fluid change$ 95,742$ 5622$ 101,364$ 2981
49Reduction$ 95,091 $ 95,091$ 5283
50Oxygen therapy$ 36,802$ 23,757$ 60,558$ 3785
51Verify injuries$ 51,283 $ 51,283$ 4274
52Medium-complex foreign body extraction$ 16,662 $ 16,662$ 16,662
53Simple foreign body extraction$ 16,579 $ 16,579$ 16,579