[Budgetary impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccination of newborns].

  title={[Budgetary impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccination of newborns].},
  author={Patrizia Berto and D Gallio and Nicola Principi},
  journal={Annali di igiene : medicina preventiva e di comunita},
  volume={19 3},
Pneumococcal (Pnc) disease represents a major healthcare concern being associated with severe complications. Scope of this study was to evaluate the budgetary impact effect of providing vaccination with seven-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) to newborns in Lombardy (Italy). Budget impact analysis was applied to the 2004 cohort of newborns of Lombardy: efficacy data as number of pneumonia and acute otitis media (AOM) cases, and consumption of resources were derived from a large… CONTINUE READING