A system for computerised calculation of the drug costs and hidden costs of antibiotic therapy is described.
A previously developed method for costing antibiotic therapy was used to quantify hidden costs arising from intravenous administration, labour, serum antibiotic assays, monitoring of haematological and biochemical indices, and disposal of sharp instruments.
These calculations were installed into a software system using spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel/Windows).
Cost calculations were simplified as a result of automated calculation with centralised cost updating, a facility for new antibiotics, a facility for atypical regimens, availability to a number of users, pass-word protection and a facility for multiple courses of intravenous antibiotic therapy.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traitement informatique, Calcul, Antibiotique, Economie santé, Homme, Traitement, Chimiothérapie, Coût
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Computerized processing, Calculation, Antibiotic, Health economy, Human, Treatment, Chemotherapy, Costs
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0624294
Code Inist : 002B02S01. Création : 199406.