Comparing the Use of Intravenous Antibiotics Under the Medical Benefit With the Use of Oral Antibiotics Under the Pharmacy Benefit in Treating Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

Patients treated with oral linezolid, covered under the pharmacy benefit, had lower re-hospitalizations and emergency room visits than patients treated with vancomycin or daptomycin, covered under the medical benefit

John Barron, PharmD
HealthCore Inc., Wilmington, Del.
Ralph Turner, PhD
HealthCore Inc., Wilmington, Del.
Michael Jaeger, MD
WellPoint Inc., Pewaukee, Wis.
Wallace Adamson, MD
WellPoint Inc., Worthington, Ohio
Joseph Singer, MD
HealthCore Inc., Wilmington, Del.