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Community and patient values for preventing herpes zoster.

Authors
  • Lieu, Tracy A
  • Ortega-Sanchez, Ismael
  • Ray, G Thomas
  • Rusinak, Donna
  • Yih, W Katherine
  • Choo, Peter W
  • Shui, Irene
  • Kleinman, Ken
  • Harpaz, Rafael
  • Prosser, Lisa A
Type
Published Article
Journal
PharmacoEconomics
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2008
Volume
26
Issue
3
Pages
235–249
Identifiers
PMID: 18282017
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We believe that this study provides the most comprehensive information to date on the value individuals place on preventing herpes zoster, and it includes the only such valuation from nationally representative community members as well as patients with herpes zoster. Community members would trade substantial amounts of time or money to avoid herpes zoster, even in the least severe scenarios. The time trade-off results in this study may differ from those in other studies because of important differences in methods of assessing health utilities. Consideration of both community and patient perspectives is crucial to help decision makers fully determine the implications of their policies now that a vaccine against herpes zoster is available.

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