China's hepatitis B prevention plan will be cost effective

Parry, Jane
October 2009
BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;10/31/2009, Vol. 339 Issue 7728, p992
Academic Journal
The article discusses research on the cost effectiveness of the hepatitis B prevention plan in China. It references a study by Samuel So and colleagues, published in the September 9, 2009 issue of "Hepatology." Researchers found that vaccinating an estimated 150 children will cost approximately 423 million U.S. dollars, but will save the economy 840 million U.S. dollars. They concluded that a country-wide hepatitis B vaccination program will save thousands of lives and will be cost effective.


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