BURLINGTON, Mass., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that while more than three-quarters of surveyed infectious disease (ID) specialists are willing to prescribe Durata's Dalvance (dalbavancin) and The Medicines Company's Orbactiv (oritavancin) for use as OPAT, approximately two-thirds of the respondents reported a willingness to prescribe these agents to their hospital inpatients. However, our findings indicate that nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of OPAT patients are initiated on OPAT following hospital discharge, and most are discharged on OPAT on the same antibiotic they received as inpatients. These findings suggest that new antibiotics looking to gain traction in the OPAT market must gain inclusion on hospital formularies and position themselves as preferred agents in the hospital setting.
Other key findings from the 2014 U.S. TreatmentTrends report entitled Hospital Discharge and Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT):
Comments from Decision Resources Group Analyst Hannah E. Cummings, Ph.D.:
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