Data from: Cost-minimization model of a multidisciplinary antibiotic stewardship team based on a successful implementation on a urology ward of an academic hospital

Dik, J. (Creator), Hendrix, R. (Creator), Friedrich, A. (Creator), Luttjeboer, J. (Creator), Nannan Panday, P. (Creator), Wilting, K. R. (Creator), Lo-Ten-Foe, J. R. (Creator), Postma, M. (Creator), Sinha, B. (Creator), University of Groningen, 8-May-2015



Background: In order to stimulate appropriate antimicrobial use and thereby lower the chances of resistance development, an Antibiotic Stewardship Team (A-Team) has been implemented at the University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands. Focus of the A-Team was a pro-active day 2 case-audit, which was financially evaluated here to calculate the return on investment from a hospital perspective. Methods: Effects were evaluated by comparing audited patients with a historic cohort with the same diagnosis-related groups. Based upon this evaluation a cost-minimization model was created that can be used to predict the financial effects of a day 2 case-audit. Sensitivity analyses were performed to deal with uncertainties. Finally, the model was used to financially evaluate the A-Team. Results: One whole year including 114 patients was evaluated. Implementation costs were calculated to be €17,732, which represent total costs spent to implement this A-Team. For this specific patient group admitted to a urology ward and consulted on day 2 by the A-Team, the model estimated total savings of €60,306 after one year for this single department, leading to a return on investment of 5.9. Conclusions: The implemented multi-disciplinary A-Team performing a day 2 case-audit in the hospital had a positive return on investment caused by a reduced length of stay due to a more appropriate antibiotic therapy. Based on the extensive data analysis, a model of this intervention could be constructed. This model could be used by other institutions, using their own data to estimate the effects of a day 2 case-audit in their hospital.
Date made available8-May-2015
PublisherUniversity of Groningen
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    Keywords on Datasets

  • Medical sciences, Costs, Resistance development, Antibiotics, Urology
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  1. Cost-minimization model of a multidisciplinary Antibiotic Stewardship Team based on a successful implementation on a urology ward of an academic hospital

    Dik, J-W. H., Hendrix, R., Friedrich, A. W., Luttjeboer, J., Panday, P. N., Wilting, K. R., Lo-Ten-Foe, J. R., Postma, M. J. & Sinha, B., 8-May-2015, In : PLoS ONE. 10, 5, 12 p., e0126106.

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