[Economic analysis versus the principle of guaranteed safety in blood transfusion].

@article{Moatti2000EconomicAV,
  title={[Economic analysis versus the principle of guaranteed safety in blood transfusion].},
  author={Jean Paul Moatti and Sandrine Loubi{\`e}re and Michel Rotily},
  journal={Transfusion clinique et biologique : journal de la Societe francaise de transfusion sanguine},
  year={2000},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={228-35}
}
This article shows that policies aimed at reducing risks of infectious agents transmissible through blood unfortunately follow a law of 'diminishing returns': increasing marginal costs have to be devoted for limited reductions in the risks of contamination through blood donations. Therefore, the economic cost-effectiveness analysis is appropriate to identify screening strategies which may minimize costs to reach a certain level of safety. Moreover, economic analysis can contribute to public… CONTINUE READING