Table 2

Annual Cost for Routine Antenatal Anti-D Prophylaxis (England & Wales)

Product

Market Share (%)

1st Dose (Injections/Year)

2nd Dose (Injections/Year)

Cost per Dose (£)

Total Cost for RAADP 1 (£/year)


D-Gam (BPL) 2 × 500 IU

48

35,896

34,731

19.50 2

1,730,362


D-Gam (BPL) 1 × 1500 IU

1

748

N/A

33.50

28,791


Rhophylac (CSL) 1 × 1500 IU

40

29,913

N/A

33.50

1,151,654


Partobulin (Baxter) 2 × 1250 IU

11

8,226

7,959

23.35

457,236


Total

74,783

42,691

3,368,044


1 Based on an estimated 74,783 women receiving routine antenatal prophylaxis.

2 Bulk of BPL product used in NHS hospitals purchased at price of £ 19.50/500iu [Dr E Gascoigne, Bio Products Laboratory (BPL), UK, personal communication]. BPL list price of £27/500iu dose is only applicable to private hospitals.

Szczepura et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2011 11:5   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-11-5

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