From the patient perspective: the economic value of seasonal and H1N1 influenza vaccination.

TitleFrom the patient perspective: the economic value of seasonal and H1N1 influenza vaccination.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsLee BY, Bacon KM, Donohue JM, Wiringa AE, Bailey RR, Zimmerman RK
JournalVaccine
Volume29
Issue11
Pagination2149-58
Date Published2011 Mar 3
ISSN1873-2518
KeywordsAdolescent, Adult, Computer Simulation, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Decision Making, Disease Outbreaks, Humans, Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype, Influenza Vaccines, Influenza, Human, Middle Aged, Vaccination, Young Adult
Abstract

Although studies have suggested that a patient's perceived cost-benefit of a medical intervention could affect his or her utilization of the intervention, the economic value of influenza vaccine from the patient's perspective remains unclear. Therefore, we developed a stochastic decision analytic computer model representing an adult's decision of whether to get vaccinated. Different scenarios explored the impact of the patient being insured versus uninsured, influenza attack rate, vaccine administration costs and vaccination time costs. Results indicated that the cost of avoiding influenza was fairly low (with one driver being required vaccination time). To encourage vaccination, decision makers may want to focus on ways to reduce this time, such as vaccinating at work, churches, or other normally frequented locations.

DOI10.1016/j.vaccine.2010.12.078
Alternate JournalVaccine
PubMed ID21215340
PubMed Central IDPMC3046420
Grant List5P01HK000086-02 / HK / PHITPO CDC HHS / United States
5R01LM009132-03 / LM / NLM NIH HHS / United States
5U54GM088491-02 / GM / NIGMS NIH HHS / United States
R01 LM009132 / LM / NLM NIH HHS / United States
R01 LM009132-03 / LM / NLM NIH HHS / United States
U54 GM088491 / GM / NIGMS NIH HHS / United States
U54 GM088491-02 / GM / NIGMS NIH HHS / United States
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