Future savings from measles eradication in industrialized countries


Carabin, H; Edmunds, WJ; (2003) Future savings from measles eradication in industrialized countries. The Journal of infectious diseases, 187 Suppl 1. S29-35. ISSN 0022-1899 DOI: 10.1086/368038

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Abstract

Estimates are made of monetary savings associated with measles eradication in seven industrialized countries. Three scenarios were studied: First, changing from the present two-dose measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) immunization schedule to one-dose of MMR; second, the use of an MMR and mumps-rubella schedule; or third, continuing the present schedule. Results show that the largest savings (US $623 million) would be achieved by changing to a one-dose MMR schedule with an assumption of a 3% discount rate and measles eradication in 2010. The smallest overall savings would result from option 3, by use of a 5% discount rate and the assumption that measles eradication occurs in 2020 ($10 million). These savings are less than previously estimated for the United States, partly because of the assumption that measles vaccines will continue to be delivered in response to possible bioterrorism threats.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Canada, Developed Countries, Europe, Humans, Mass Immunization/*economics/methods, Measles/*economics/prevention & control, Measles Vaccine/administration & dosage/*economics, Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine/economics, *Models, Economic, Vaccination/methods, Canada, Developed Countries, Europe, Humans, Mass Immunization, economics, methods, Measles, economics, prevention & control, Measles Vaccine, administration & dosage, economics, Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine, economics, Models, Economic, Vaccination, methods
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Research Centre: Vaccine Centre
PubMed ID: 12721889
Web of Science ID: 182575700005
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/6794

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