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Comparative Review of Three Cost-Effectiveness Models for Rotavirus Vaccines in National Immunization Programs: A Generic Approach Applied to Various Regions in the World

This article, published in BMC Medicine, critically reviews available cost-effectiveness models for rotavirus vaccination, comparing their designs using a standardized approach and studying the similarities and differences in cost-effectiveness outcomes using a uniform set of input parameters. Despite differences in the approaches and individual constituting elements, cost-effectiveness results of the models were quite similar. The authors conclude that the comparative approach is helpful in understanding the various models selected and will benefit (low-income) countries in designing their own cost-effectiveness analyses using new or adapted existing models.

Author: Postma MJ, Jit M, Rozenbaum MH, Standaert BA, Tu HA, Hutubessy RCW

Published: 2011

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Citation: Postma MJ, Jit M, Rozenbaum MH, Standaert BA, Tu HA, Hutubessy RCW. Comparative Review of Three Cost-Effectiveness Models for Rotavirus Vaccines in National Immunization Programs: A Generic Approach Applied to Various Regions in the World. BMC Medicine. 2011;9(84):Provisional PDF.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Rotavirus

Topics: Introduction and service delivery, Immunization financing, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Global