Aquarius Population Health

The true cost of treating invasive fungal infections in hospitals

We first created a generic framework to help decision-makers think about how to compare patient management whilst considering all costs to the healthcare provider. Then, we developed a specific tool for management of patients with invasive fungal disease (IFD). Lastly, we estimated that the attributable cost of managing adult haematology patients with IFD at Kings College Hospital (London) was more than £50,000 per case, with the inpatient stay cost far outstripping the cost of antifungal drugs.

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