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Table 5 Antimicrobial costs in each group

From: Gram-stain-based antimicrobial selection reduces cost and overuse compared with Japanese guidelines

   Antibiotics total cost (yen)  
N Gram stain Guidelines Cost ratio
Pulmonary system Subtotal = 45    
 Community-acquired pneumonia 7 94,843 115,528 0.82
 Aspiration pneumonia 38 635,846 1,940,352 0.33
Urinary tract Subtotal = 105    
 Pyelonephritis 20 447,282 764,816 0.58
 Complicated pyelonephritis 67 2,021,718 4,559,744 0.44
 Urosepsis 8 484,687 591,654 0.82
 Prostatitis 5 100,652 142,056 0.71
 Catheter related pyelonephritis 5 202,330 430,245 0.47
Skin & soft tissue Subtotal = 58    
 Cellulitis 34 555,997 1,279,216 0.43
 Severe cellulitis 18 540,940 1,505,790 0.36
 MRSA suspected cellulitis 6 324,756 1,565,758 0.21
Total 208 5,409,051 12,894,159 0.42