Cost and potential avoidability of antibiotic-associated adverse drug reactions in children

Julie N. Beck, Sarah L. Suppes, Claire R. Smith, Brian R. Lee, J. Steven Leeder, Michelle VanDoren, Jason G. Newland, Jennifer L. Goldman

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-68
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 28 2019

Keywords

  • Adverse drug reactions
  • Antibiotics
  • Pediatrics

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