A cost-outcome description of the septic work-up for bacterial infection in neonates in a tertiary care hospital
Thomas, R. E. & Baker, P. (1995) A cost-outcome description of the septic work-up for bacterial infection in neonates in a tertiary care hospital. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 11(1), pp. 11-25.
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Analysis of the septic work-up of 194 neonates at Women's College Hospital, Toronto, showed that the only antepartum condition predicting neonatal sepsis was the mother being on antibiotics. The only postnatal condition predicting sepsis was a maternal postpartum white blood cell count over 11,000. The average cost for tests for a septic work-up in these 194 mother-neonate pairs was $71.48 (Canadian dollars), and the average cost of tests to find a septic case was $1,066.77.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Cited By (since 1996): 5
Export Date: 13 December 2012
|Keywords:||economic evaluation, septic workup, neonatal|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 1995 Cambridge University Press.|
|Deposited On:||12 Mar 2013 06:15|
|Last Modified:||12 Mar 2013 06:15|
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