Cost-effectiveness analysis of a rotavirus immunization program for the United States.

@article{Tucker1998CosteffectivenessAO,
  title={Cost-effectiveness analysis of a rotavirus immunization program for the United States.},
  author={A. W. Tucker and Anne C. Haddix and Joseph S. Bresee and Robert C. Holman and Umesh Parashar and Roger I. Glass},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1998},
  volume={279 17},
  pages={
          1371-6
        }
}
CONTEXT Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe diarrhea in children, and a live, oral vaccine may soon be licensed for prevention. OBJECTIVE To estimate the economic impact of a national rotavirus immunization program in the United States. DESIGN Cost-effectiveness was analyzed from the perspectives of the health care system and society. A decision tree used estimates of disease burden, costs, vaccine coverage, efficacy, and price obtained from published and unpublished sources… CONTINUE READING
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