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Table 3 Daily cost of antimicrobial agents for nosocomial infections.

From: Daily antibiotic cost of nosocomial infections in a Turkish university hospital

Antimicrobial agents Number of prescriptions Daily cost per infected (US$)
   Min Max
Betalactams
Ampicillin-sulbactam 20 23,92 71,76
Piperacillin-tazobactam 48 85,95 114,6
Ticarcillin-clavulanate 4 14,9 22,35
Carbapenems
   Imipenem 31 100,04 150,06
   Meropenem 23 179,64 359,28
Cephalosporins
   Cefepime 26 38,64 77,28
   Ceftazidime 18 35,82 71,64
   Cefoperazone-sulbactam 16 40,28 80,56
   Cefazoline 10 10,02 20,04
   Ceftriaxone 3 19,7 39,4
Aminoglycosides*
   Amikacin 52 - 7,96
   Netilmicin 21 - 24,48
   Tobramycin 3 - 18,56
Fluoroquinolones
   Ciprofloxacin 18 49,04 98,08
   Ofloxacin 2 25,74 51,48
   Levofloxacin 1 41,07 82,14
Glycopeptides
   Vancomycin 13 49,64 87,27
   Teicoplanin 12 71,1 142,2
Other antibiotics
   Clarithromycin 4 11,57 23,14
   Trimethoprim-sulphamethoxazole 2 4,48 8,96
   Metronidazole 2 5,51 10,04
Antifungal agents
   Fluconazole 21 8,56 34,24
Total 350 8,56 359,28
  1. * dosage given as once-daily.