Systematic Review of Studies on Rotavirus Disease Cost-of-Illness and Productivity Loss in Latin America and the Caribbean
This article, published in Vaccine, provides a review of studies on costs due to rotavirus infection in Latin America and Caribbean region, considering their methods and results. The authors found that the most commonly observed methods for cost estimation were retrospective database analysis and hospital-based surveillance study. Only one study was a household-based survey. A wide cost range was identified (e.g., inpatient care US$79.91 to $858.40 and outpatient care $13.06 to $64.10), depending on the methods, study perspective, and type of costs included. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)
Author(s): Takemoto ML, Bahia L, Toscano CM, Araujo DV
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Citation: Takemoto ML, Bahia L, Toscano CM, Araujo DV. Systematic Review of Studies on Rotavirus Disease Cost-of-Illness and Productivity Loss in Latin America and the Caribbean. Vaccine. 2013;31(Suppl 3):C45-C57.