Disease burden and related medical costs of rotavirus infections in Taiwan

  title={Disease burden and related medical costs of rotavirus infections in Taiwan},
  author={Chun-Yi Lu and Tsai-Ling Yang Lauderdale and Yin-Hua Fang and Chung-Yi Wang and Yu-huai Ho and Che-Lun Hung and L Y Chang and Chanam Lee and L M Huang},
  journal={BMC Infectious Diseases},
  pages={176 - 176}
BACKGROUND The disease burden and associated medical costs of rotavirus infections in inpatient and outpatient sectors in Taiwan were examined in anticipation of the availability of new rotavirus vaccines. METHODS The yearly national case number and medical costs for all for inpatients and outpatients with acute gastroenteritis (AGE) were extracted from the Bureau of National Health Insurance database in Taiwan according to ICD-9-CM codes. A retrospective study was also performed using… CONTINUE READING


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