publication . Other literature type . 2005

The costs of home delivery of a birth dose of hepatitis B vaccine in a prefilled syringe in Indonesia.

Levin, Carol E.; Nelson, Carib M.; Widjaya, Anton; Moniaga, Vanda; Anwar, Chairiyah;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2005
  • Publisher: World Health Organization
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To provide global policy-makers with decision-making information for developing strategies for immunization of infants with a birth dose of hepatitis B vaccine, this paper presents a retrospective cost analysis, conducted in Indonesia, of delivering this vaccine at birth using the Uniject prefill injection device. METHODS: Incremental costs or cost savings associated with changes in the hepatitis B immunization programme were calculated using sensitivity analysis to vary the estimates of vaccine wastage rates and prices for vaccines and injection devices, for the birth dose of hepatitis B vaccine. FINDINGS: The introduction of hepatitis B vaccine pref...
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Medical Subject Headings: health care economics and organizations
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