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Significant savings from zoster vaccine

In a cost-effectiveness analysis, investigators estimated the zoster vaccine cost $44,000 per quality-adjusted life year saved for a 70-year-old woman.

Rothberg M, Virapongse A, Smith K. Cost-Effectiveness of a Vaccine to Prevent Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia in Older Adults. Clin Infect Dis. 2007; 44(10): 1280-8. http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/44/10/1280.full

Reference

Title
Cost-Effectiveness of a Vaccine to Prevent Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia in Older Adults
Publication
Clin Infect Dis
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Rothberg M, Virapongse A, Smith K
Volume & Issue
Volume 44, Issue 10
Pages
1280-8
URL
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