The basic purpose of this paper is to examine the effects the home infusion therapy has on the cost, duration of, and effectiveness of treatment between those individuals under 60 and those 60 and over. The results show that those 60 and over had a slightly higher cost/day. The older age group had slightly smaller treatment duration, then the younger group. The number of adverse effects was small. The results suggest that home infusion therapy appears to be a viable alternative to hospitalization.
Webb, J., Coustasse, A., Emmett, D. Treating methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus with the drug vancomycin in a home infusion therapy setting. Business and Health Administration Association Annual Conference 2012. Paper presented at the Business and Health Administration Association (BHAA) Annual Conference 2012, at the 48th Annual Midwest Business Administration Association International Conference. Chicago, Illinois. Mar 2012.