Model-based estimates of risks of disease transmission and economic costs of seven injection devices in sub-Saharan Africa.

@article{Ekwueme2002ModelbasedEO,
  title={Model-based estimates of risks of disease transmission and economic costs of seven injection devices in sub-Saharan Africa.},
  author={Donatus U. Ekwueme and Bruce G. Weniger and Robert T. Chen},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={2002},
  volume={80 11},
  pages={859-70}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate and compare seven types of injection devices for their risks of iatrogenic transmission of bloodborne pathogens and their economic costs in sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS Risk assumptions for each device and cost models were constructed to estimate the number of new hepatitis B virus (HBV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections resulting from patient-to-patient, patient-to-health care worker, and patient-to-community transmission. Costs of device purchase and… CONTINUE READING

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