Expected net benefit of clinical pharmacy in intensive care medicine: a randomized interventional comparative trial with matched before-and-after groups.

@article{Claus2014ExpectedNB,
  title={Expected net benefit of clinical pharmacy in intensive care medicine: a randomized interventional comparative trial with matched before-and-after groups.},
  author={Barbara O. M. Claus and Hugo Robays and Johan Decruyenaere and Lieven Annemans},
  journal={Journal of evaluation in clinical practice},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={1172-9}
}
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES This study evaluated clinical pharmacy costs against drug costs. METHOD We conducted a randomized interventional comparative trial at the surgical intensive care unit (ICU) of Ghent University Hospital, Belgium (period B: group B1 with pharmacist consultation; control group B0). We obtained before (period A) and after (period C) control groups using 1:1 propensity score matching with B1 and B0. Mean daily ICU drug costs with standard error of the mean (SEM) were… CONTINUE READING