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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Oct;36(10):1242-4. doi: 10.1017/ice.2015.159. Epub 2015 Jul 13.

Cost of antimicrobial therapy across US children's hospitals.

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1Division of Infectious Diseases and Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness,Children's Hospital of Philadelphia,Philadelphia,Pennsylvania.
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2Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases,Department of Pediatrics,University of Utah,Salt Lake City,Utah.
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3Division of Infectious Diseases,Seattle Children's Hospital,Seattle,Washington.
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4Division of Infectious Diseases,Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics,Kansas City,Kansas.

Abstract

We analyzed the cost of antimicrobial prescribing across freestanding children's hospitals. A few specific antimicrobials accounted for a large proportion of expenditures, and antimicrobial spending varied substantially across hospitals, even within specific clinical conditions. Antimicrobial stewardship programs should consider these data to incorporate high-value antimicrobial prescribing when clinically appropriate.

PMID:
26166408
DOI:
10.1017/ice.2015.159
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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