Cost-effectiveness of blood donor screening for Babesia microti in endemic regions of the United States.

@article{Simon2014CosteffectivenessOB,
  title={Cost-effectiveness of blood donor screening for Babesia microti in endemic regions of the United States.},
  author={M. Sini Simon and Jared A. Leff and A Pandya and Melissa M Cushing and Beth H Shaz and David P Calfee and Bruce R. Schackman and Alvin I. Mushlin},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2014},
  volume={54 3 Pt 2},
  pages={889-99}
}
BACKGROUND Babesia microti is the leading reported cause of red blood cell (RBC) transfusion-transmitted infection in the United States. Donor screening assays are in development. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS A decision analytic model estimated the cost-effectiveness of screening strategies for preventing transfusion-transmitted babesiosis (TTB) in a hypothetical cohort of transfusion recipients in Babesia-endemic areas of the United States. Strategies included: 1) no screening; 2) Uniform Donor… CONTINUE READING
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