An incremental economic evaluation of targeted and universal influenza vaccination in pregnant women

Chris Skedgel, Joanne M Langley, Noni E MacDonald, Jeff Scott, Shelly McNeil

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Abstract

Pregnancy is associated with increased influenza hospitalizations and physician visits (events) in healthy women and those with co-morbidities. Annual influenza immunization is recommended for all pregnant women. Although vaccination is expected to reduce influenza-related events, the economic implications are unclear. We developed an economic model to estimate the cost-effectiveness (CE) of different vaccination strategies in Nova Scotia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-50
Number of pages6
JournalCanadian Journal of Public Health
Volume102
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Comorbidity
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Influenza Vaccines
  • Influenza, Human
  • Models, Economic
  • Nova Scotia
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious
  • Pregnant Women
  • Quality-Adjusted Life Years

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