Table 1.

Cost Comparison of Treating Ethylene Glycol Ingestion With Conventional Therapy Versus Fomepizole

Intensive Care UnitGeneral Medical Floor
Bed cost:$8034Bed cost:$3864
Laboratory
(hourly ethanol level:
$2000Laboratory
(daily ethylene glycol level):
$660
(daily ethylene glycol level):$660
Therapy
1. Ventilation, oxygen:
$3558Therapy
Fomepizole
$5000
2. Ethanol drip:$27
Consults (for dialysis):$200Consults:None
Dialysis:$1244Dialysis:None
Total cost:$15 723Total cost$9524