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Table 8 Treatment costs differentiated by age, final diagnosis, and antibiotic status

From: The cost of diagnostic uncertainty: a prospective economic analysis of febrile children attending an NHS emergency department

  Viral Trivial Inflammatory Bacterial
Antibiotics given? Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No
All* £1392.30 £140.10 £324.49 £224.54 £185.08 £669.86 £755.03 £747.43
0–3 months £2842.60 £479.65 N/A £113.81 N/A £50.87 £2476.96 £2419.07
3–6 months £1969.38 £142.81 £50.39 £334.50 N/A £65.92 £1078.39 £60.78
6–12 months £2452.83 £159.57 N/A £58.63 N/A N/A £376.20 £774.53
1–3 years £687.02 £151.09 £2223.43 £256.88 £51.43 £390.81 £883.52 £278.09
3–6 years £1201.76 £123.97 £58.69 £196.88 £54.52 £355.06 £450.45 £586.77
6–10 years £1575.80 £63.65 £51.46 £87.65 £475.93 £447.47 £416.84 £672.95
10–16 years £2603.54 £143.37 N/A £401.88 £101.95 £4842.32 £1484.10 £694.91
  1. *MTS green and yellow only