Intravenous ceftriaxone at home versus intravenous flucloxacillin in hospital for children with cellulitis: a cost-effectiveness analysis
Laila F Ibrahim, Li Huang, Sandy M Hopper, Kim Dalziel, Franz E Babl, Penelope A Bryant
LANCET INFECTIOUS DISEASES | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2019
BACKGROUND: Outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy after hospital admission is increasingly popular, but its use to avoid admission to hospital altogether by treating patients wholly as outpatients remains uncommon in children. One reason for the low use of treatment at home is the scarcity of evidence of its cost-effectiveness. In this planned follow-up analysis of the Cellulitis at Home or Inpatient in Children from the Emergency Department (CHOICE) trial, we aimed to assess the cost-effectiveness of an admission avoidance pathway, in which children were treated at home, compared with standard hospital care for the intravenous treatment of moderate or severe cellulitis. METHODS: We did a..View full abstract
We would like to thank the patients and families for participating. Our study was funded, in part, by grants from the RCH Foundation, the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, and the Victorian Department of Health.