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Table 2. Costs and Subsequent Admission Rates for Outpatients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia at Five Medical Institutions

Research in Action, Issue 8

ItemStudy sitea
UPMCSFMCMGHHCHPVGH
Median cost$6.10$54.90$7.70$5.40$7.50
Subsequent hospital admission13.0%22.2%7.9%2.2%4.7%

a UPMC—University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; SFMC—St. Francis Medical Center; MGH—Massachusetts General Hospital; HCHP—Harvard Community Health Plan, Kenmore Center; VGH—Victoria General Hospital.

Source: Gilbert K, Gleason PP, Singer DE, et al. Variations in antimicrobial use and cost in more than 2,000 patients with community-acquired pneumonia. Am J Med 1998; 104:17-27.

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Current as of September 2002
Internet Citation: Table 2. Costs and Subsequent Admission Rates for Outpatients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia at Five Medical Institutions: Research in Action, Issue 8. September 2002. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/factsheets/pharmaceutical/rxtherapies/rxriatab2.html