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Economic evaluation of general childhood vaccination against Haemophilus influenzae type b in Sweden
Clinical Microbiology, Unit of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Örebro medical center hospital, Örebro, Sweden.
Paediatrics, Division of School Health, Örebro Medical Centre Hospital, Örebro,.
Department of Health and Society, Linköping university, Linköping, Sweden.
1998 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, ISSN 0036-5548, Vol. 30, no 1, 5-10 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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.
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-36908DOI: 10.1080/003655498750002222PubMedID: 9670351OAI: diva2:356667
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