Cost of Antimicrobial Therapy Across US Children's Hospitals.

TitleCost of Antimicrobial Therapy Across US Children's Hospitals.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsRoss RK, Hersh AL, Kronman MP, Newland JG, Gerber JS
JournalInfect Control Hosp Epidemiol
Volume36
Issue10
Pagination1242-4
Date Published2015 Oct
ISSN1559-6834
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.

DOI10.1017/ice.2015.159
Alternate JournalInfect Control Hosp Epidemiol
PubMed ID26166408