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Rotavirus-Associated Hospitalization and Emergency Department Costs and Rotavirus Vaccine Program Impact

The New Vaccine Surveillance Network began conducting surveillance for the economic burden of rotavirus in three counties in the United States (Hamilton County, Ohio; Davidson County, Tennessee; and Monroe County, New York) in 2006 and continued after the implementation of the vaccine until 2009. This article, published in Vaccine, reports on a study that extrapolated this data to the entire United States and found that the total annual medical costs associated with rotavirus hospitalizations and emergency department visits declined significantly following the introduction of rotavirus vaccines from $283 million to $96 million, resulting in an estimated savings of $187 million in health care costs. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author: Kilgore A, Donauer S, Edwards KM, et al.

Published: 2013

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Citation: Kilgore A, Donauer S, Edwards KM, et al. Rotavirus-Associated Hospitalization and Emergency Department Costs and Rotavirus Vaccine Program Impact. Vaccine. 2013;31(38):4164-4171.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Rotavirus

Topics: Vaccine safety and performance, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: North America and Europe