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National Estimates of Reductions in Acute Gastroenteritis–Related Hospitalizations and Associated Costs in US Children After Implementation of Rotavirus Vaccines

This article, published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, compares acute gastroenteritis-related (AGE) hospitalization rates in children under five years of age during pre- and post-rotavirus vaccine introduction periods in the United States. According to findings described in this article, estimated AGE-related hospitalizations decreased by 382,000, and US$1.228 billion in medical costs were averted between 2008 and 2013, outlining the potential economic impact of routine use of rotavirus vaccines. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author: Leshem E, Tate JE, Steiner CA, Curns AT, Lopman BA, Parashar UD

Published: 2017

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Citation: Leshem E, Tate JE, Steiner CA, Curns AT, Lopman BA, Parashar UD. National Estimates of Reductions in Acute Gastroenteritis-Related Hospitalizations and Associated Costs in US Children After Implementation of Rotavirus Vaccines. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. 2017;pix057.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Rotavirus

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

Regions: North America and Europe