Use of National Health Insurance database to evaluate the impact of public varicella vaccination program on burden of varicella in Taiwan.

@article{Tseng2006UseON,
  title={Use of National Health Insurance database to evaluate the impact of public varicella vaccination program on burden of varicella in Taiwan.},
  author={Hung-Fu Tseng and H F Tan and Cheng-Kang Chang},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={2006},
  volume={24 25},
  pages={5341-8}
}
The aims of this study were to investigate the epidemiology of varicella and evaluate the effect of varicella vaccination on the burden of varicella in Taiwan. The outpatient and hospitalization claims made to the National Health Insurance (NHI) in public and private vaccination areas were compared during 2000-2002. In 2002, the outpatient visit rates for 1- to 5-year-old children in public vaccination areas were 66-78% lower than their counterparts in private vaccination areas. The reduction… CONTINUE READING