A Cost-Effectiveness Tool to Guide the Prioritization of Interventions for Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease Control in African Nations

by David Watkins, Solomon J. Lubinga, Bongani Mayosi et al.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 10(8): e0004860 – Published: August 11, 2016

15 pp. 1.1 MB
http://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article/asset?
id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pntd.0004860.PDF
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Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) prevalence and mortality rates remain especially high in many parts of Africa. While effective prevention and treatment exist, coverage rates of the various interventions are low. Little is known about the comparative cost-effectiveness of different RHD interventions in limited resource settings. The authors developed an economic evaluation tool to assist ministries of health in allocating resources and planning RHD control programs.

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