Economic evaluation of the societal costs of hepatitis B in South Korea.

  title={Economic evaluation of the societal costs of hepatitis B in South Korea.},
  author={Bong-min Yang and Seung Woon Paik and Oliver Hahn and David Hyungjun Yi and Moon Seok Choi and Sandra Payne},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  volume={16 3},
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Hepatitis B (HBV) infection remains a major public health problem in South Korea, and accounts for considerable morbidity and mortality. At present, very little is known about the cost of HBV to the South Korean health-care system and society. The present study was therefore conducted to estimate the total annual cost of HBV infection in South Korea for a given year (1997). METHODS The study was conducted from the South Korean societal perspective, taking into account the… CONTINUE READING
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