The burden of varicella in Germany. Potential risks and economic impact.

@article{Banz2004TheBO,
  title={The burden of varicella in Germany. Potential risks and economic impact.},
  author={Kurt Banz and Stefan Wagenpfeil and A. Neiss and Thomas Hammerschmidt and Peter Wutzler},
  journal={The European journal of health economics : HEPAC : health economics in prevention and care},
  year={2004},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={46-53}
}
Varicella (chickenpox) has traditionally been regarded as a benign, inevitable disease of childhood. In Germany information on the clinical and economic impact of varicella is limited. This study assessed the health risks and economic burden of varicella with a special focus on the relevance of complications as a cost driver. We used an age-structured, dynamic infectious disease model for the spread of infection in the German population combined with a module modeling the course of disease and… CONTINUE READING

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