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Use of medications in children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia

https://doi.org/10.17749/2070-4909.2018.11.3-008-012

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Abstract

The aim is to characterize the use of medications in pediatric inpatients with community-acquired pneumonia.

Materials and methods. Medical records of 547 children treated for community-acquired pneumonia in 4 medical organizations in St. Petersburg over 2015-2017 were analyzed.

The results of this retrospective study (N = 547) showed that children aged 1 to 3 years were most vulnerable (31.44%). Along with that, 45.70% of  patients had concomitant diseases; among those, acute respiratory infections of the upper respiratory tract prevailed (32.20%). As for the medications, the category J drugs “Antimicrobials of systemic action” were most commonly used (30.30%) and contributed the largest part in the total drug costs (80.22%). Specifically, the greatest contribution was made by the J01D group «Beta-lactam antibacterial drugs, other» (64.54%); their cost took 77.22% of the expenses and covered 48.97% of the drug list. 

About the Authors

D. D. Siukaeva
Saint-Petersburg Chemical Pharmaceutical University .
Russian Federation

Siukayeva Dina Dinoryevna – Assistant of the Department of Management and economics Pharmacy.

14 Prof. Popova Str., St. Petersburg 197376.



I. A. Narkevich
Saint-Petersburg Chemical Pharmaceutical University .
Russian Federation
Narkevich Igor Anatolyevich – Doctor of Pharmacy, Professor, Head of the Department of Management and economics Pharmacy. 14 Prof. Popova Str., St. Petersburg 197376.


V. N. Timchenko
Saint-Petersburg State University Of Pediatrics.
Russian Federation

Timchenko Vladimir Nikolayevich – Doctor of Pharmacy, Professor of the Department of Infectious diseases in Children named after Professor M. G. Danilevich.

2 Litovskaya Str.,  St. Petersburg 194100.



O. D. Nemyatyh
Saint-Petersburg Chemical Pharmaceutical University .
Russian Federation

Nemyatykh Oksana Dmitriyevna – Doctor of Pharmacy, Professor of the Department of Management and economics Pharmacy.

14 Prof. Popova Str., St. Petersburg 197376.



N. A. Maslova
Childrens St.-Petersburg city hospital № 2 St. Mary Magdalene .
Russian Federation

Maslova Natalya Anatolyevna – clinical pharmacologist.

47 2-lin. V.I., St. Petersburg 199053.



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Siukaeva D.D., Narkevich I.A., Timchenko V.N., Nemyatyh O.D., Maslova N.A. Use of medications in children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia. FARMAKOEKONOMIKA. Modern Pharmacoeconomic and Pharmacoepidemiology. 2018;11(3):8-12. (In Russ.) https://doi.org/10.17749/2070-4909.2018.11.3-008-012

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