Pharmacoepidemiology of ciprofloxacin: analysis of use patterns and cost impact.


The pharmacoepidemiology and cost impact of ciprofloxacin use were evaluated after unrestricted availability in a 238-bed community teaching hospital. The medical records on all patients treated with oral ciprofloxacin over 6 months were reviewed. To determine if the availability of ciprofloxacin altered antibiotic usage patterns and outcome variables, a… (More)