Acyclovir prophylaxis in late pregnancy to prevent neonatal herpes: a cost-effectiveness analysis.

@article{Randolph1996AcyclovirPI,
  title={Acyclovir prophylaxis in late pregnancy to prevent neonatal herpes: a cost-effectiveness analysis.},
  author={Adrienne G Randolph and Richard M. Hartshorn and A. Eugene Washington},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1996},
  volume={88 4 Pt 1},
  pages={603-10}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the cost-effectiveness of oral acyclovir prophylaxis in late pregnancy to the current strategy of cesarean delivery for genital herpes lesions in the prevention of neonatal herpes transmission from mothers with recurrent genital infections. METHODS Decision analysis was used to evaluate the clinical outcomes and direct costs of a prevention program from the health care payer's perspective. Probabilities were obtained from the literature and experts. Cost data were based… CONTINUE READING

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