Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 2008; 10(4):355-361
Retrospective study of antifungal consumption in 1029-bed hospital during the 2004–2006 was performed. Defined daily dose (DDD) per 100 bed-days was calculated to determine consumption of antifungal agents. ABC analysis was used to determine antifungal treatment costs. There was 23% increase in antifungal consumption for this period (1.35, 1.56, and 1.65 DDDs/100 bed-days in 2004, 2005, and 2006, respectively). The most frequently used antifungal agents were (in decreasing order) fluconasole, amphotericin B, caspofungin, itraconazole, and voriconasole.