Title

Cost and Potential Avoidability of Antibiotic-Associated Adverse Drug Reactions in Children.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-28-2019

Identifier

DOI: 10.1093/jpids/pix096; PMCID: PMC6437835

Abstract

We identified 375 children who visited the emergency department or urgent care clinic at Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinics for antibiotic adverse drug reactions over a 1-year period, and the total cost for these visits was $170 893.20. Of these ADRs, 17% were likely avoidable. The potential negative consequences of antibiotics should be considered at the point of prescribing.

Journal Title

J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc

Volume

8

Issue

1

First Page

66

Last Page

68

MeSH Keywords

Ambulatory Care Facilities; Anti-Bacterial Agents; Child; Emergency Service, Hospital; Health Care Costs; Hospital Costs; Humans; Inappropriate Prescribing; Retrospective Studies

Keywords

adverse drug reactions; antibiotics; pediatrics

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