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GAZZETTA MEDICA ITALIANA ARCHIVIO PER LE SCIENZE MEDICHE
A Journal on Internal Medicine and Pharmacology
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Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 1999 December;158(6):201-3
Pharmaceutical economics and hospital treatment handbook. An example of use
Pittore P., Zagarese M.
ASL n. 3 - Regione Calabria, Presidio Ospedaliero «N. Giannettasio», Rossano Calabro (Cosenza), Servizio di Farmacia
The authors show how the adoption and implementation of a Hospital Treatment Handbook can be an incisive tool in the ambit of pharmaceutical economics as a means of cutting pharmaceutical expenditure. The subject of this study was expenditure on antibiotics treatment at Rossano Hospital with regard to cepha-losporins. The results, namely a reduction of around 25% in expenditure on antibiotics, confirm the value of an instrument like the Hospital Treatment Handbook that is often undervalued or poorly managed.