44 year old male with testicular cancer, recurrent diverticulitis admitted with sepsis, sigmoid colitis, and renal abscess. Started on empiric Zosyn and vancomycin by hospitalist.ID telemedicine consultation obtained, reviewed all radiologic and culture data, and de-escalated and consolidated antibiotics to oral levofloxacin alone for an additional 12 days. Patient was spared 12 days of IV Zosyn and vancomycin, and placement of a PICC as well as 3 days of hospitalization.

Estimated cost of avoided hospitalization


    • (estimated 3-day length of stay)Hospitalization $7,800
    • Zosyn dosed 4 times per day x 12 days $5,040
    • Vancomycin dosed 2 times per day x 12 days $1,320
    • Peripherally inserted central venous catheter for IV antibiotics (PICC) 


  • Total Charges $15,960

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Saved $15,960

Saved $ 15,960. Patient and Hospital Cost Savings of Infectious Disease Telemedicine Consult with nodMD