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Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Jun;107(6):1323-9.

Cost-effectiveness of universal influenza vaccination in a pregnant population.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390-9032, USA scott.roberts@utsouthwestern.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of this study was to estimate whether universal influenza vaccination of pregnant women was cost-effective in the management of influenza-like illness during influenza season.

METHODS:

A decision analysis model was developed to investigate the cost-effectiveness of providing inactivated trivalent influenza vaccine to all pregnant women. This scenario was compared with providing supportive care only on a case-by-case basis to the unvaccinated pregnant population.

RESULTS:

Vaccination of 100% of pregnant women would save approximately 50 dollars per woman, resulting in a net gain of approximately 45 quality-adjusted hours relative to providing supportive care only.

CONCLUSION:

Universal vaccination with inactivated trivalent influenza vaccine is cost-saving relative to providing supportive care alone in the pregnant population.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE:

III.

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