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TABLE 2

Cost Savings in Patients Delabeled as Penicillin Allergic

Total Prescriptions FilledMedian Price per PrescriptionAverage Nonpenicillin CostReal Antibiotic CostCosta SavingsCostb Avoidance
Amoxicillin = penicillin (preferred drug) 24 $10.00 $70.00 $240.00 $1368.13 $1812.00 
Azithromycin 13 $66.00 — $858.00 — — 
Cefdinir $85.50 — $513.00 — — 
Amoxicillin and clavulanic acid $106.00 — $212.00 — — 
Cefadroxil $29.10 — $29.10 — — 
Total 46 — $3220.23 $1852.10 $1368.13 $1812.00 
Total Prescriptions FilledMedian Price per PrescriptionAverage Nonpenicillin CostReal Antibiotic CostCosta SavingsCostb Avoidance
Amoxicillin = penicillin (preferred drug) 24 $10.00 $70.00 $240.00 $1368.13 $1812.00 
Azithromycin 13 $66.00 — $858.00 — — 
Cefdinir $85.50 — $513.00 — — 
Amoxicillin and clavulanic acid $106.00 — $212.00 — — 
Cefadroxil $29.10 — $29.10 — — 
Total 46 — $3220.23 $1852.10 $1368.13 $1812.00 

—, not applicable.

a

Total expected antibiotic course cost minus the real antibiotic course cost.

b

Cost savings avoided by assuming that patients who filled the 24 amoxicillin and/or penicillin prescriptions would have filled cefdinir in its place.

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