Intravenous vs enteral medication costs Appendix 7
When prescribing, please consider enteral administration of these medications first unless it is contraindicated or absorption is thought unlikely. Although individual cost benefits may seem small, when considered for multiple doses for prolonged ICU stays across the whole unit, such savings may be significant for equivalent medical benefit.
Please consult the unit pharmacist or ICU specialist if you are unsure.
All prices are in New Zealand $ and are correct as of February 2015. Table prepared by Lenka Dowdell, Wellington ICU Pharmacist