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Table 1 Model input parameters

From: Cost-effectiveness and budget impact of the management of uncomplicated urinary tract infection by community pharmacists

Parameter Value References
Cure rates
Pharmacist-initiated arm 88.6% [2]
Family physician-initiated arm 90% [15]
Emergency physician-initiated arm 90% [15]
Persistent infection
Community pharmacist-initiated arm 11.4% [2]
Family physician-initiated arm 10.0% Expert Opinion, [15]
Emergency physician-initiated arm 10.0% Expert Opinion, [15]
Health care professional costs
Community pharmacist visit $23.00 Expert opinion
Family physician initial visit $77.20 [13]
Family physician follow-up visit $38.35 [13]
Emergency physician/department visit $304.8 [13, 14]
Medication costs, (initial treatment)
Community pharmacist-initiated arm $14.47 Calculated, [12, 16]
Family physician-initiated arm $16.90 Calculated, [12, 16]
Emergency physician-initiated arm $16.90 Calculated, [12, 16]
Medication costs, (subsequent treatment)
Extended antibiotic treatment by community pharmacists $14.47 Calculated, [12, 16]
Extended antibiotic treatment by family physicians $16.90 Calculated, [12, 16]
Antibiotic switch to fluoroquinolones $18.47 Calculated, [12, 16]
Utility
 Baseline 0.68 [10]
 Cured following initial treatment 0.83 [10]
 Persisted following initial treatment 0.76 [10]
 Cured following subsequent treatment 0.82 Assumption, [10]