PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News 804, p12 - 2 Jun 2018 Costs of interventions to increase immunisation coverage A cost function has been developed to support decisions on investments in interventions to increase immunisation coverage, report authors of a systematic review published in Vaccine. Investigators conducted a systematic review of English-language, peer-reviewed studies published in PubMed up to March 2017 which reported the costs and effectiveness of interventions for increasing immunisation coverage. Many studies reported the effectiveness of interventions but failed to provide cost data. A total of 42 studies assessing 56 interventions met the inclusion criteria. A cost function was developed to estimate the non- vaccine cost per dose of interventions to increase immunisation coverage by one percent, through campaigns or routine immunisation in low- and high- income countries. The interventions involved vaccine delivery methods in 36% of studies. Overall, 64% and 36% of interventions were aimed at increasing vaccination coverage for multiple antigens and single antigens, respectively, and 53% of interventions targeted multiple vaccines. The intervention cost per dose per percent increase in immunisation coverage ranged from $0.01 to $38.16 (mean $3.13), and increased with higher baseline coverage rates. The mean cost was $0.06 and $3.56 in low- and high-income countries, respectively. "The cost function presented here should inform country immunization stakeholders, international donors, and national immunization technical advisory groups as they estimate the resources needed to increase immunization coverage," said the authors. * 2016 US dollars Ozawa S, et al. Systematic review of the incremental costs of interventions that increase immunization coverage. Vaccine : 10 May 2018. Available from: URL: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.05.030 803322685 1173-5503/18/0804-0001/$14.95 Adis © 2018 Springer International Publishing AG. All rights reserved PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News 2 Jun 2018 No. 804
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Published: Jun 2, 2018
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