A cost-effectiveness analysis of a simple micromethod for hepatitis b screening in hepatitis b virus control programmes

Mary Ann Lansang, Ernesto Domingo, Augusto Lingao, Sheila West

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Lansang M A (Liver Study Group, University of the Philippines, College of Medicine, Manila, Philippines), Domingo E, Lingao A and West S. A cost-effectiveness analysis of a simple micromethod for hepatitis B screening in hepatitis B virus control programmes. International Journal of Epidemiology 1989, 18 (Suppl 2): S38-S43. We developed a simple micromethod for identifying mothers who are most likely to transmit hepatitis B infection to their infants, using reverse passive haemagglutination for detecting HBsAg (hepatitis B surface antigen) in capillary blood. This screening method was evaluated against other strategies for hepatitis B control by means of decision- and cost-effectiveness analyses. The micromethod was shown to be cost-effective when the cost of hepatitis B vaccine was high. However, with increasingly reduced costs of the vaccine, it may have a limited role in a programme of mass immunization for hepatitis B.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S38-S43
JournalInternational journal of epidemiology
Volume18
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'A cost-effectiveness analysis of a simple micromethod for hepatitis b screening in hepatitis b virus control programmes'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this