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Table 6 Summary of ASP related cost in 4 months period in SICU unit (n = 125)

From: An antibiotic stewardship program in a surgical ICU of a resource-limited country: financial impact with improved clinical outcomes

Variables Post-ASP Implementation Pre-ASP Implementation Net cost saving
Direct ASP costs (US$) 8155 0.0 8155
Indirect ASP costs (US$) 8408 12,683 − 4275
ABXs cost/4 months (US$) 14,000 20,000 − 6000
Net ASP cost/4 months (US$) 30,563 32,683 − 2120
Net ASP cost/year (US$) 91,689 98,049 − 6360
  1. The same brands of all the antibiotics were purchased and used throughout the study in pre and post phases