Economic evaluation of general childhood vaccination against Haemophilus influenzae type b in Sweden
1998 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, ISSN 0036-5548, Vol. 30, no 1, 5-10 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The objective of the study was to evaluate the economic consequences of a general childhood vaccination programme against Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) in Sweden. A retrospective pre-vaccination annual cohort of 0-4-y-old children was compared with an annual cohort of the same age group after a complete implemented vaccination program against Hib. The cost analysis shows that vaccination against Hib is cost saving when indirect costs are included in the analysis. In the cost-benefit analysis it is shown that society will gain approximately 88 million Swedish Crowns (SEK) annually when Hib vaccination is totally implemented. In conclusion, general childhood Hib vaccination is a cost-effective public health intervention in Swedish society.
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1998. Vol. 30, no 1, 5-10 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-36908DOI: 10.1080/003655498750002222PubMedID: 9670351OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-36908DiVA: diva2:356667