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postgraduate thesis: The cost effectiveness of varicella vaccination program : a systemic review

TitleThe cost effectiveness of varicella vaccination program : a systemic review
Authors
Issue Date2014
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Leung, M. M. [梁美寶]. (2014). The cost effectiveness of varicella vaccination program : a systemic review. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5320441
AbstractBackground Chickenpox is a common infectious disease among children. Ever since a live attenuated vaccine was developed in 1970s, different countries have adopted different vaccination program against chickenpox. Hong Kong recently has commenced a routine childhood varicella vaccination program. The objective of this study is to evaluate whether routine childhood varicella vaccination is cost effective and the implications to Hong Kong. Methodology Literature search was done on electronic databases: Medline and Embase for articles relevant to the topic. A total of 9 articles were retrieved for this systemic review. All 9 studies focus on the cost effectiveness of childhood varicella vaccination with comparison to no vaccination or other interventions. Findings Routine childhood varicella vaccination program is cost effective especially from the societal perspective. The longer the vaccination program takes place, the more cost effective it would be. The cost effectiveness ratio is most sensitive to the coverage rate and the vaccine price. Conclusion It remains unclear whether the routine childhood varicella vaccination program in Hong Kong would be cost effective or not. As the Hong Kong program has adopted the most recent recommendations towards varicella vaccines that the review articles were not included.
DegreeMaster of Public Health
SubjectChickenpox vaccine
Dept/ProgramPublic Health
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/206948

 

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dc.contributor.authorLeung, May-bo, Mabel-
dc.contributor.author梁美寶-
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-04T23:17:21Z-
dc.date.available2014-12-04T23:17:21Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationLeung, M. M. [梁美寶]. (2014). The cost effectiveness of varicella vaccination program : a systemic review. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5320441-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/206948-
dc.description.abstractBackground Chickenpox is a common infectious disease among children. Ever since a live attenuated vaccine was developed in 1970s, different countries have adopted different vaccination program against chickenpox. Hong Kong recently has commenced a routine childhood varicella vaccination program. The objective of this study is to evaluate whether routine childhood varicella vaccination is cost effective and the implications to Hong Kong. Methodology Literature search was done on electronic databases: Medline and Embase for articles relevant to the topic. A total of 9 articles were retrieved for this systemic review. All 9 studies focus on the cost effectiveness of childhood varicella vaccination with comparison to no vaccination or other interventions. Findings Routine childhood varicella vaccination program is cost effective especially from the societal perspective. The longer the vaccination program takes place, the more cost effective it would be. The cost effectiveness ratio is most sensitive to the coverage rate and the vaccine price. Conclusion It remains unclear whether the routine childhood varicella vaccination program in Hong Kong would be cost effective or not. As the Hong Kong program has adopted the most recent recommendations towards varicella vaccines that the review articles were not included.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subject.lcshChickenpox vaccine-
dc.titleThe cost effectiveness of varicella vaccination program : a systemic review-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb5320441-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Public Health-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplinePublic Health-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b5320441-

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