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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ID Code: 55757
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Cited By (since 1996): 5
Export Date: 13 December 2012
Source: Scopus
Keywords: economic evaluation, septic workup, neonatal
ISSN: 0266-4623
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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