Cost effectiveness and cost utility of preventing trachomatous visual impairment: lessons from 30 years of trachoma control in Burma.

@article{Evans1996CostEA,
  title={Cost effectiveness and cost utility of preventing trachomatous visual impairment: lessons from 30 years of trachoma control in Burma.},
  author={Timothy G. Evans and Michael Kent Ranson and Than Kyaw and Cliff Ki-Fung Ko},
  journal={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  year={1996},
  volume={80 10},
  pages={880-9}
}
AIMS/BACKGROUND This paper reports on the findings of a cost and effectiveness study of the trachoma control programme (TCP) in Burma. The TCP began in 1964 employing non-surgical interventions (community education and mass treatment with topical antibiotics) and surgical correction of trichiasis. METHODS Fixed and variable costs of the TCP are assessed over 30 years (1964-93) and apportioned to either surgical or non-surgical interventions. The change in the prevalence of trachoma blindness… CONTINUE READING

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