Fernando Anton

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A cost-effectiveness analysis was made to determine the effectiveness of the following strategies of mass immunization with the new recombinant vaccine against the hepatitis B virus in Spain: vaccination of adolescents, newborns, both populations, and vaccination plus passive immunization of newborns of HBsAg positive mothers. Decision trees supported on(More)
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is an important public health problem all over the world. Vaccination is one way to prevent it, and several strategies can be used depending on endemicity, the main pattern of HBV transmission and the demographic structure of the population. In this study, an economic comparison of 3 vaccination strategies (mass adolescent(More)
OBJECTIVES To make and validate a data base that allows to collect information about clinical characteristics and use of health care services by HIV-infected patients. An additional purpose is to obtain some data about costs of health care services utilization. METHODS We have designed an informatic data base that includes: demographic data, clinical data(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to economically evaluate the prophylactic use of the recombinant factor of the stimulation of granulocyte colonies (rG-CSF) for the prevention of episodes of febrile neutropenia (EFN) following antineoplasic chemotherapy. METHODS The methods of economic evaluation used were those of cost analysis and cost-effectivity(More)
INTRODUCTION Vaccination coverage reached in adults is insufficient, and there is a real need for new strategies. OBJECTIVE To compare strategies for improving influenza vaccination coverage in persons older than 64 years. PATIENTS AND METHODS New strategies were introduced in our health care centre during 2013-2014 influenza vaccination campaign, which(More)
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