Childhood vaccination against chickenpox: an analysis of benefits and costs.

@article{Huse1994ChildhoodVA,
  title={Childhood vaccination against chickenpox: an analysis of benefits and costs.},
  author={Diane M Huse and Hartwig Mei\ssner and Michael J. Lacey and Gerry Oster},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={1994},
  volume={124 6},
  pages={869-74}
}
OBJECTIVE To estimate the economic costs and benefits of routine childhood vaccination against varicella infection. DESIGN Decision-analytic model of the incidence and costs of chickenpox in children assumed to receive varicella vaccine at age 15 months in conjunction with the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, or not to be vaccinated against varicella. PATIENTS Hypothetical cohort of 100,000 children. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Costs of vaccination, cumulative incidence of chickenpox to age 25… CONTINUE READING