Economic assessment of rotavirus vaccination in Saudi Arabia.

@article{AlAidaroos2017EconomicAO,
  title={Economic assessment of rotavirus vaccination in Saudi Arabia.},
  author={Amal Y A Al-Aidaroos and Baudouin Standaert and Kinga Meszaros and Atef M. Shibl},
  journal={Journal of infection and public health},
  year={2017},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={
          564-571
        }
}
In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), rotavirus universal mass vaccination has been introduced in 2013, however, there is limited information available on the economic benefit and the epidemiological impact of the programme to date. We used a Markov cohort model to evaluate and compare the economic value of rotavirus vaccination with no vaccination in a birth cohort of 562,428 infants. This lifetime analysis considered the societal perspective. Model input was obtained through consensus of… CONTINUE READING
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