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The prevalence and direct costs of pre-immunization testing for hepatitis A in general practice.
Br J Gen Pract. 1996 Sep; 46(410):541-2.BJ

Abstract

Two hundred and twenty patients in one general practice travelling to destinations where immunization against hepatitis A virus (HAV) is recommended were tested for their HAV immune status before immunization. Age-specific prevalence of prior immunity to HAV was estimated. The relative costs of pre-immunization testing and immediate immunization were compared. The most cost-effective testing method for this practice was found to be total population testing prior to immunization with HAV vaccine. Individual general practices can estimate the optimal age at which to commence testing for HAV in their own practice population.

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Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8917876

Citation

Buckley, D, et al. "The Prevalence and Direct Costs of Pre-immunization Testing for Hepatitis a in General Practice." The British Journal of General Practice : the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners, vol. 46, no. 410, 1996, pp. 541-2.
Buckley D, Fahey T, Bevan G. The prevalence and direct costs of pre-immunization testing for hepatitis A in general practice. Br J Gen Pract. 1996;46(410):541-2.
Buckley, D., Fahey, T., & Bevan, G. (1996). The prevalence and direct costs of pre-immunization testing for hepatitis A in general practice. The British Journal of General Practice : the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners, 46(410), 541-2.
Buckley D, Fahey T, Bevan G. The Prevalence and Direct Costs of Pre-immunization Testing for Hepatitis a in General Practice. Br J Gen Pract. 1996;46(410):541-2. PubMed PMID: 8917876.
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