Hepatitis B Screening and Vaccination Strategies for Newly Arrived Adult Canadian Immigrants and Refugees: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

@inproceedings{Rossi2013HepatitisBS,
  title={Hepatitis B Screening and Vaccination Strategies for Newly Arrived Adult Canadian Immigrants and Refugees: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis },
  author={Carmine Rossi and Kevin Schwartzman and Olivia Oxlade and Marina B Klein and Christina A Greenaway},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Immigrants have increased mortality from hepatocellular carcinoma as compared to the host populations, primarily due to undetected chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Despite this, there are no systematic programs in most immigrant-receiving countries to screen for chronic HBV infection and immigrants are not routinely offered HBV vaccination outside of the universal childhood vaccination program. METHODS AND FINDINGS A cost-effective analysis was performed to compare four… CONTINUE READING
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