The Cost and Cost-Effectiveness of Scaling up Screening and Treatment of Syphilis in Pregnancy: A Model

@inproceedings{Kahn2014TheCA,
  title={The Cost and Cost-Effectiveness of Scaling up Screening and Treatment of Syphilis in Pregnancy: A Model},
  author={James G. Kahn and Aliya Jiwani and Gabriela B. Gomez and Sarah Hawkes and Harrell W Chesson and Nathalie Broutet and Mary L Kamb and Lori Marie Newman},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Syphilis in pregnancy imposes a significant global health and economic burden. More than half of cases result in serious adverse events, including infant mortality and infection. The annual global burden from mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of syphilis is estimated at 3.6 million disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) and $309 million in medical costs. Syphilis screening and treatment is simple, effective, and affordable, yet, worldwide, most pregnant women do not receive these… CONTINUE READING
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