A cost-utility analysis of cervical cancer screening and human papillomavirus vaccination in the Philippines

@inproceedings{Guerrero2015ACA,
  title={A cost-utility analysis of cervical cancer screening and human papillomavirus vaccination in the Philippines},
  author={Anna Melissa Guerrero and Anne Julienne Genuino and Melanie Santillan and Naiyana Praditsitthikorn and Varit Chantarastapornchit and Yot Teerawattananon and Marissa M. Alejandria and Jean Anne B Toral},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Cervical cancer is the second leading cause of cancer cases and deaths among Filipino women because of inadequate access to screening and treatment services. This study aims to evaluate the health and economic benefits of HPV vaccination and its combination with different screening strategies to find the most optimal preventive strategy in the Philippines. METHODS A cost-utility analysis was conducted using an existing semi-Markov model to evaluate different screening (i.e., Pap… CONTINUE READING
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