When making purchasing decisions between competitive feeding pump technologies, it is easy to focus on the initial purchase price. However, many hidden costs exist that may lead to a much higher total cost of ownership than originally estimated.
Hidden costs such as the cost of annual preventative maintenance, clinical training costs, and the lack of available inventory are sometimes not as easy to estimate, yet are just as real as the purchase price. Asking your pump provider for detailed information before making a purchase can unearth some of these potential hidden costs.
See the infographic below for additional items to consider when purchasing enteral feeding pumps.