Abstract OHP-002 Table 1

Medicines cost reduction in Aretaieio University Hospital, Athens, Greece, 2011 (Surgical – Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Paediatric – Radiology Departments)

Medicines Cost reduction Comments
Quinolones52% generic +26% brand (offer) Total: 78%Brand offers 26% lower price
2nd generation cephalosporins50%Brand offers 16% higher price instead of 50% initially
Piperacillin/Tazobactam22%New brand offers equal brand –generic price
Omeprazole31–40%Depending on the generic chosen
Contrast media5–12%Depending on the generic chosen