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Table 6 Cost per Standard Unit (SU) and full course antibiotic consumed per resistant organism

From: Enumerating the economic cost of antimicrobial resistance per antibiotic consumed to inform the evaluation of interventions affecting their use

  Thailand United States
S. aureus E. coli K. pneumoniae A. baumanii P. aeruginosa S. aureus E. coli K. pneumoniae A. baumanii P. aeruginosa
Direct Cost (million US$) 11 3 5 29 5 42 4 12 5 5
Indirect Cost (million US$) 56 9 5 367 8 2184 97 297 118 120
Total economic loss (million US$) 66 12 11 396 13 2226 101 309 122 125
Antibiotics consumed (million SU) 965 774 778 683 683 4797 3867 4646 3888 3888
Direct cost per SU 0.01 0.00 0.01 0.04 0.01 0.01 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Indirect Cost per SU 0.06 0.01 0.01 0.54 0.01 0.46 0.03 0.06 0.03 0.03
Cost per SU 0.07 0.01 0.01 0.58 0.02 0.46 0.03 0.07 0.03 0.03
Cost per full coursea 0.69 0.15 0.14 5.80 0.19 4.64 0.26 0.66 0.31 0.32
  1. a Assuming a full course comprises of 10 standard units