Cost-effectiveness of alternative strategies for tuberculosis screening before kindergarten entry.

@article{Flaherman2007CosteffectivenessOA,
  title={Cost-effectiveness of alternative strategies for tuberculosis screening before kindergarten entry.},
  author={Valerie J Flaherman and Travis C. Porco and Elliot Marseille and Sarah E. Royce},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2007},
  volume={120 1},
  pages={90-9}
}
OBJECTIVE We undertook a decision analysis to evaluate the economic and health effects and incremental cost-effectiveness of using targeted tuberculin skin testing, compared with universal screening or no screening, before kindergarten. METHODS We constructed a decision tree to determine the costs and clinical outcomes of using targeted testing compared with universal screening or no screening. Baseline estimates for input parameters were taken from the medical literature and from California… CONTINUE READING