Decision-tree model for support of health policy choices based on Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) program outcomes

Andre Cohen, Casimir A. Kulikowski, Timothy Elbert, Samantha Clark, Dagna Constenla, Anushua Sinha

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Abstract

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) has the potential to save lives in low-income countries. We have developed a computational model and web-based decision support software for comparing cost-benefit tradeoffs from alternative PCV program designs, considering their direct and indirect effects on early childhood populations in resource-poor settings. This supports policy-makers in estimating potential health outcomes and cost-effectiveness of different vaccination program strategies for a wide range of population coverage and vaccine effectiveness assumptions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2017
Subtitle of host publicationPrecision Healthcare through Informatics - Proceedings of the 16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
Pages40-44
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781614998297
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Event16th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics: Precision Healthcare through Informatics, MedInfo 2017 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: Aug 21 2017Aug 25 2017

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume245
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other16th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics: Precision Healthcare through Informatics, MedInfo 2017
CountryChina
CityHangzhou
Period8/21/178/25/17

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Keywords

  • Conjugate vaccines
  • Decision support
  • Health policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Cohen, A., Kulikowski, C. A., Elbert, T., Clark, S., Constenla, D., & Sinha, A. (2017). Decision-tree model for support of health policy choices based on Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) program outcomes. In MEDINFO 2017: Precision Healthcare through Informatics - Proceedings of the 16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (pp. 40-44). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 245). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-830-3-40