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  1. Cost savings through technological change in the administration of antibiotics.

    Article - En anglais

    Once-daily antibiotics (ODAs) represent a technological change in hospital processes that can lead to substantial savings of scarce resources.

    In a three-hospital prospective study, five antibiotics were administered to 58 patients suffering from infections classified by major body system.

    Savings ranged from 10.9% to 38%, depending on hospital organization, method of delivery, and daily dose.

    Per-unit price proved a poor indicator of hospital cost, as variable delivery costs for labor and materials ranged from 11.6% to 39.5% of total costs.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Antibiotique, Antibactérien, Dose journalière unique, Analyse coût, Economie santé

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Antibiotic, Antibacterial agent, Single daily dose, Cost analysis, Health economy

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0125705

    Code Inist : 002B02S02. Création : 199406.