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Treating Acute Bacterial Infections with Oral Gatifloxacin and Levofloxacin:Evaluation on Pharmacoeconomic / 中国药房
China Pharmacy ; (12)1991.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-526841
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ABSTRACT

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of oral gatifloxacin and levofloxacin in the treatment of acute bacterial infections.

METHODS:

224cases with acute bacterial infections treated with oral gatifloxacin(group A)and levofloxacin(group B)were collected respectively by reviewing literature,the analysis and evaluation was performed by cost-minimization analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis in pharmacoeconomics.

RESULTS:

Total effective rates of group A and B were95.6%and91.8%,respectively;Minimum costs for each case were(287.1?95.7)and(109.5?36.5)yuan,respectively;Calculated from the perspective of total effective rates,the cost-effectiveness ratios were(14.67?2.13)and(13.58?1.65),respectively;The incremental cost-effectiveness ratio of group A as against group B was41.

CONCLUSION:

Levofloxacin is of better cost-effectiveness advantage than gatifloxacin in the treatment of acute bacterial infections.

Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Language: Chinese Journal: China Pharmacy Year: 1991 Type: Article

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Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Language: Chinese Journal: China Pharmacy Year: 1991 Type: Article