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A cost-minimisation analysis comparing different antibiotic regimens used in treating all-cause bacterial pneumonia in Hong Kong.

Authors
  • Lee, Kenneth K C
  • Wan, Matthew H S
  • Fan, Barry S K
  • Chau, Michelle W Y
  • Lee, Vivian W Y
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Medical Economics
Publisher
Informa UK Limited
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2009
Volume
12
Issue
1
Pages
46–55
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3111/13696990902840227
PMID: 19450064
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In the study population, no significant difference could be identified between the mean cost of the three antibiotic regimens. In a special populations such as patients with a history of COPD and patients with a history of smoking, the Q regimen appeared to be superior. Further studies in these areas are needed.

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