2021 № 4 COST-EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSIS OF MODERN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES MALDI-TOF MS FOR RAPID DIAGNOSTICS OF BACTERIAL INFECTIONS
The principle of rational antibiotic therapy can only be realized in the case of accurate and rapid identification of the pathogen. The spread of antibiotic resistance limits the choice of antimicrobial drugs and worsens the clinical prognosis for patients, so new strategies are needed to improve patient outcomes. The article presents a clinical and economic analysis of innovative technologies MALDI-TOF MS for the rapid diagnosis of microorganisms. Mass spectrometric identification of bacterial pathogens helps to reduce the time required for the issuance of the results of bacteriological analysis and an economically viable technology for use in routine practice of microbiological laboratories in Russia.