Global economic burden of Chagas disease: a computational simulation model.

  title={Global economic burden of Chagas disease: a computational simulation model.},
  author={Bruce C. Y. Lee and Kristina M. Bacon and Maria Elena Bottazzi and Peter J Hotez},
  journal={The Lancet. Infectious diseases},
  volume={13 4},
BACKGROUND As Chagas disease continues to expand beyond tropical and subtropical zones, a growing need exists to better understand its resulting economic burden to help guide stakeholders such as policy makers, funders, and product developers. We developed a Markov simulation model to estimate the global and regional health and economic burden of Chagas disease from the societal perspective. METHODS Our Markov model structure had a 1 year cycle length and consisted of five states: acute… CONTINUE READING
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