Background. Seasonal influenza can cause a significant public health burden. Vaccination is proposed as the most effective measure to prevent influenza and related undesired outcomes. Objective. To estimate the efficiency of influenza vaccination. Methods. A literature review of economic evaluations of influenza vaccinations, published over the last 5 years, was performed using MEDLINE (through PubMed), Web of Science and Scopus. Results. 935 papers were identified and 30 were selected, including studies performed in different population subgroups: general population, children, adults, elderly, pregnant women and high risk patients. Twenty-one studies were performed in Europe and in US. The majority of the studies were carried out on elderly patients and children. All except one were cost-effectiveness analyses and reported influenza vaccination as a cost-saving or cost-effective intervention. Conclusions. Vaccination strategies are economically favourable in a range of countries and sub-groups of patients.
D’Angiolella, L., Lafranconi, A., Cortesi, P., Rota, S., Cesana, G., & Mantovani, L. (2018). Costs and effectiveness of influenza vaccination: A systematic review. ANNALI DELL'ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITÀ, 54(1), 49-57 [10.4415/ANN_18_01_10].
|Citazione:||D’Angiolella, L., Lafranconi, A., Cortesi, P., Rota, S., Cesana, G., & Mantovani, L. (2018). Costs and effectiveness of influenza vaccination: A systematic review. ANNALI DELL'ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITÀ, 54(1), 49-57 [10.4415/ANN_18_01_10].|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||No|
|Titolo:||Costs and effectiveness of influenza vaccination: A systematic review|
|Autori:||D’Angiolella, L; Lafranconi, A; Cortesi, P; Rota, S; Cesana, G; Mantovani, L|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Rivista:||ANNALI DELL'ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITÀ|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.4415/ANN_18_01_10|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|