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Penicillin Skin Testing in Methicillin-Sensitive Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
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Author(s): Todd Joseph Mattingly, II*, Stephen Meninger, Emily L. Heil * Corresponding Author
Beta-lactams provide superior outcomes in comparison to vancomycin in treating methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) infections complicated by bacteremia. However, approximately 11% of inpatients report a penicillin (PCN) allergy when it is estimated that only 1% of the general population is truly allergic to the antibiotic. Consequently, many patients may be receiving suboptimal treatment for a serious infection with a high mortality rate. This study evaluated the cost-effectiveness of penicillin skin testing (PST) in adult inpatients self-reporting PCN allergy and undergoing treatment for MSSA bacteremia. A decision analytic model was developed comparing an acute care PST intervention to a scenario with no confirmatory allergy testing. This dataset includes a decision analytic model diagram, model inputs, and an Excel file with MSSA bacteremia model parameters and probabilistic simulation calculations.
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Decision analytic model diagram, input table, and results

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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Excel
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Educational Grant/ALK, Inc.
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Supplementary File 1 (Excel)

MSSA Bacteremia Parameters