Journal Article

Blood Screening for West Nile Virus: The Cost-Effectiveness of a Real-Time, Trigger-Based Strategy

Caroline T. Korves, Sue J. Goldi and Megan B. Murray

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 43, issue 4, pages 490-493
Published in print August 2006 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online August 2006 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/506570
Blood Screening for West Nile Virus: The Cost-Effectiveness of a Real-Time, Trigger-Based Strategy

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Previous studies have demonstrated that universal blood screening for West Nile virus is not cost-effective. A newly proposed, real-time, trigger-based screening strategy was analyzed and was also shown to be not cost-effective. These results were highly sensitive to pricing of screening assays.

Journal Article.  1888 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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