Aims-To assess the current range of prices charged for gentamicin assays in United Kingdom laboratories; and to examine the laboratories' likely response to increases or decreases in the demand for the service.
Methods-A postal survey of the 420 members of the Association of Medical Microbiologists was used to establish the range of prices charged for aminoglycoside assays.
Additionally, eight private institutions were contacted to determine what the private sector was charging for aminoglycoside assays.
Reagent costs in the NHS laboratories were calculated by dividing the total cost of all aminoglycoside assay kits by the number of samples analysed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infection, Economie santé, Technique, Homme, Etude comparative, Exploration microbiologique, Chimiothérapie, Antibiotique, Analyse coût, Dosage, Gentamicine
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infection, Health economy, Technique, Human, Comparative study, Microbiological investigation, Chemotherapy, Antibiotic, Cost analysis, Assay
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0052824
Code Inist : 002B02S02. Création : 199406.