Economics of antibiotic administration.

  • Ben D Sommers
  • Published 2003 in Critical care nursing clinics of North America

Abstract

This article examines several elements of antibiotic administration that make it worthy of policy analysis, including microbial resistance, contagion, competing brand and generic drugs, and formulary restrictions by insurers and hospitals. These topics are explored using two concepts from health economics, cost-effectiveness and externalities, revealing… (More)

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