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The Economic Burden Attributable to a Child’s Inpatient Admission for Diarrheal Disease in Rwanda

This article, published in PLoS ONE, reports the results of a study that aimed to estimate the economic burden attributable to hospitalization for diarrhea among children less than five years old in Rwanda. The authors also compared the economic burden associated with diarrhea hospitalizations pre- and post-rotavirus vaccine introduction to assess the vaccine's financial impact. They conclude that households often bear the largest share of the economic burden attributable to diarrhea hospitalization, and the annual economic burden declined by approximately 20 to 40 percent two years after vaccine introduction (though the entire reduction cannot be attributable to vaccines).

Author: Ngabo F, Mvundura M, Gazley L, et al.

Published: 2016

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(Located at journals.plos.org)

Citation: Ngabo F, Mvundura M, Gazley L, et al. The Economic Burden Attributable to a Child’s Inpatient Admission for Diarrheal Disease in Rwanda. PLoS ONE. 2016;11(2):e0149805.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Rotavirus

Topics: Immunization financing, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Africa