A nodMD Case Study

Hospital Cost Savings in Patient with Emergency Cesarean Section

32 year old female underwent an emergency C-section, complicated by an intestinal perforation, sepsis, a large pelvic abscess, and a UTI. Admitted, started by Surgeon on Zosyn and fluconazole.

ID telemedicine consultation obtained, reviewed culture data from abscess and urine, and consolidated and de-escalated antibiotics to oral levofloxacin and oral metronidazole and stopping fluconazole. Patient was spared 7-10 days of IV Zosyn, as well as 3 days of hospitalization.

Estimated cost of avoided hospitalization

(estimated 3-day length of stay)



Zosyn dosed 4 times per day x 7 days


Peripherally inserted central venous catheter for IV antibiotics (PICC)


Total Savings


Saved $12,540

Saved over $12,500 with nodMD Infectious Disease Consult via Telemedicine, Spared Patient and Facility Costly Hospitalization