Table 1. Estimated Additional Costs of Treatment Failure
InterventionCost (2011 US$)*
Hospital admission1717,591.07
Outpatient incision and drainage202,130.96
Emergency department visit18754.84
    Bacitracin ointment5.23/tube
    Mupirocin ointment0.31/25 g
    Cephalexin 500-mg capsules0.11/capsule
    Ciprofloxacin 500-mg tablets0.15/tablet
    Clindamycin 300-mg capsules0.20/capsule
    Clindamycin 150-mg capsules0.07/capsule
    Doxycycline 100-mg capsules0.04/capsule
    Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole double-strength tablets0.04/tablet
    Clindamycin 600 mg intravenous solution2.24/600 mg
  • * All costs were discounted to 2011 U.S. dollars using National Medical Consumer Price Index inflation rates.21