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Cost effectiveness of MMR vaccine

For every dollar spent on the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine, $21 is saved.

Institute of Medicine. America’s Vital Interest in Global Health: Protecting our people, enhancing our economy, and advancing our international interests. Washington, DC: National Academy Press; 1997. http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=5717

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Title
America’s Vital Interest in Global Health: Protecting our people, enhancing our economy, and advancing our international interests
Publisher
National Academy Press
Publication Date
1997
Authors
Institute of Medicine
URL
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