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Table J.7Total costs of antibiotic treatment for a 20 kg child

CostBenzylpenicillinCefotaximeCeftriaxone
Drug£7.36£25.68£40.68
Staff£87.33£62.50£26.50
Consumable£22.78£13.90£13.99
Total£117.48£102.08£81.17

From: Appendix J, Cost effectiveness of antibiotics for treatment of bacterial meningitis and meningococcal disease

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Bacterial Meningitis and Meningococcal Septicaemia: Management of Bacterial Meningitis and Meningococcal Septicaemia in Children and Young People Younger than 16 Years in Primary and Secondary Care.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 102.
National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health (UK).
London: RCOG Press; 2010.
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