Cost and Potential Avoidability of Antibiotic-Associated Adverse Drug Reactions in Children.
DOI: 10.1093/jpids/pix096; PMCID: PMC6437835
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.
J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc
Ambulatory Care Facilities; Anti-Bacterial Agents; Child; Emergency Service, Hospital; Health Care Costs; Hospital Costs; Humans; Inappropriate Prescribing; Retrospective Studies
adverse drug reactions; antibiotics; pediatrics
Beck, J. N., Suppes, S. L., Smith, C. R., Lee, B. R., Leeder, J. S., VanDoren, M., Newland, J. G., Goldman, J. L. Cost and Potential Avoidability of Antibiotic-Associated Adverse Drug Reactions in Children. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 8, 66-68 (2019).