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Table 4 Costs associated with the use of antibiotics in the patients studied

From: Compliance with antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines in caesarean delivery: a retrospective, drug utilization study (indication-prescription type) at an Ecuadorian hospital

PAP assessment criteria Patients (N) Pharmaceutical form (Unit) Cost of treatment (USD) Global cost
Capsule Vial Capsule Vial USD (%)
Preoperative administration       
 Appropriate antibiotic selection 558 1084 262.11 262.11 (9.55)
 Inappropriate antibiotic selection 11 11 18.44 18.44 (0.67)
 No use of antibiotics 245
Postoperative administration Inappropriate       
 Unsupported indication 814 23,055 4269 1033.04 1429.77 2462.81
(89.78)
Total 814 23,055 5364 1033.04 1710.32 2743.36 (100)
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