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Table 2 Drug acquisition costs for 3.5 day cycle of neuromuscular blockade using average selling price

From: A Markov computer simulation model of the economics of neuromuscular blockade in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome

  Load (mg) Mg infusion rate/hr Mean sales price ($) Vial size (mg) Cost/mg ($) Load cost ($) Cycle infusion cost ($) Daily cost ($) Total cost per cycle ($) Total mgs Opened vials Total cost per cycle with open vials ($)
Vecuronium 7 4 3.58 10 0.36 2.5 120 34 123 343 35 125
Cisatracurium 14 8 119.5 200 0.60 8.4 402 115 410 686 4 478
Cost difference =          $ 287    $ 353