Silver Book Fact

Lost work due to shingles

Shingles patients lose an average 129 hours of work per episode.

Pellesier J, Brisson M, Levin M. Evaluation of the Cost-Effectiveness in the United States of a Vaccine to Prevent Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia in Older Adults. Vaccine. 2007; 25(49): 8326-37. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17980938

Reference

Title
Evaluation of the Cost-Effectiveness in the United States of a Vaccine to Prevent Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia in Older Adults
Publication
Vaccine
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Pellesier J, Brisson M, Levin M
Volume & Issue
Volume 25, Issue 49
Pages
8326-37
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • Annual pneumonia, flu, and shingles cases
    Approximate annual number of new cases of leading infectious diseases in US: Pneumonia – 5 to 10 million Influenza – 35 to 50 million Herpes zoster (shingles) – 1 million  
  • Comorbidities and hospitalization higher with HAIs
    Patients with HAIs have more comorbidities (2.8 vs. 1.9) and in-hospital mortality (9% vs. 1.5%), compared to all other hospitalized patients.  
  • >1/2 of flu’s economic burden from people 65+
    An estimated 64% of the total economic burden of influenza comes from those over 65 years old.  
  • Annual cost of flu
    The annual direct and indirect cost of flu in the U.S. is more than $87 billion.  
  • Sepsis in hospitalized patients
    Hospitalized patients with sepsis who survived to 31 days experienced a 16.2% absolute increase in late mortality.