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Cost of Antimicrobial Therapy Across US Children’s Hospitals

  • Rachael K. Ross (a1), Adam L. Hersh (a2), Matthew P. Kronman (a3), Jason G. Newland (a4) and Jeffrey S. Gerber (a1) (a5)...

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.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2015;36(10):1242–1244

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Address correspondence to Jeffrey S. Gerber, MD, PhD, Division of Infectious Diseases, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, CHOP North, Ste 1518, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (gerberj@email.chop.edu).

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Presented in part: ID Week 2014; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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