Using standardized tools to improve immunization costing data for program planning: the cost of the Colombian Expanded Program on Immunization.

@article{CastaedaOrjuela2013UsingST,
  title={Using standardized tools to improve immunization costing data for program planning: the cost of the Colombian Expanded Program on Immunization.},
  author={Carlos Andr{\'e}s Casta{\~n}eda-Orjuela and Mart{\'i}n Romero and Patricia Arce and Stephen A. Resch and Cara Bess Janusz and Cristiana M Toscano and Fernando de la Hoz-Restrepo},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={2013},
  volume={31 Suppl 3},
  pages={C72-9}
}
INTRODUCTION The cost of Expanded Programs on Immunization (EPI) is an important aspect of the economic and financial analysis needed for planning purposes. Costs also are needed for cost-effectiveness analysis of introducing new vaccines. We describe a costing tool that improves the speed, accuracy, and availability of EPI costs and that was piloted in Colombia. METHODS The ProVac CostVac Tool is a spreadsheet-based tool that estimates overall EPI costs considering program inputs (personnel… CONTINUE READING