Treatment with IV Antibiotics in an Outpatient POIC Shows Successful Outcomes and Cost Savings
BOSTON, MA (October 21, 2011) – A 3-year trend analysis was conducted of patients initiated on intravenous antibiotics (IVAB) in an Infectious Disease Physician Office Infusion Center (POIC) during the years 2008 – 2010 for a complicated skin and skin structure or osteomyelitis infection. Overall, 219 patients showed statistically consistent parameters including a clinical success rate of 90% or above for both diagnoses, an adverse event rate overall of 22%, with only 34% requiring any intervention, and a low catheter infection rate (0.34 per 1000 catheter days). Mean daily treatment costs were significantly lower (p<0.05 in all groups) in the POIC setting compared to hospital treatment costs for both indications during each of the 3 years and for the compiled data. Total cost savings realized during the 3 year period were over $1.5 million in just a single physician office, emphasizing that care can be safely and effectively provided in this setting without requiring a hospitalization.
This study was presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). For a printed copy of this research poster study, please call 1.866.654.2451 or email email@example.com.
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The 49th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) brought together physicians, scientists, and other health care professionals involved in research, patient care, public health, disease prevention, and education in the field of infectious diseases. The meeting showcased the latest news in the field of infectious diseases with emphasis on contemporary trends, including emerging infections, new diagnostic and therapeutic advances. IDSA 2011 took place October 20-23 at the Boston Exhibition and Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.idsa2011.org.
Lucinda J. Van Anglen, PharmD