Successful, Cost-Saving Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy Following Hospital Discharge
SAN DIEGO, CA (October 19, 2012) – A retrospective pilot study was conducted of all patients, from January 2011 through April 2012, receiving OPAT under an indigent healthcare program (a hospital-funded program providing IV antibiotics through the POIC to qualified patients) to determine the outcomes of treatment of serious infections through a POIC and establish what costs were saved. Overall, nine patients showed a clinical success rate of 90% (cured 7, improved 2) with one patient (10%) lost to follow-up. The cost of treatment for all ten POIC patients was $75,800 whereby estimated hospital costs would have been $442,000 had patients been required to remain hospitalized. Under this program, total healthcare savings realized were $366,200, emphasizing that an appropriate level of care can be safely and effectively provided in a POIC versus extended hospitalization for this indigent population.
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IDWeek 2012 is the first joint annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA), and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS). With the theme—Advancing Science, Improving Care—IDWeek will feature the latest science and bench-to-bedside approaches in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and epidemiology of infectious diseases, including HIV, across the lifespan. IDWeek 2012 takes place October 17-21 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.
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Lucinda J. Van Anglen, PharmD