Table 11.

Marginal Cost-effectiveness of Strategies for Diagnosis and Treatment of UTI

StrategyAdditional Cases Prevented (Per 100 000 Patients)Cost per Additional Case Prevented
Do nothingNANA
Treat all10$61 000
Dipstick, confirm positives with culture of suprapubic bladder tap or transurethral catheterization20$261 000
Culture all, suprapubic bladder tap or transurethral catheterization2.5$434 000