Healthy-days time equivalents for outcomes of acute rotavirus infections.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe gastroenteritis in infants and young children worldwide. Health-state utility measures used in economic evaluations of rotavirus vaccines do not reflect differences between mild and severe symptoms of rotavirus gastroenteritis and, therefore, do not adequately capture preferences for non-fatal outcomes associated with rotavirus common in industrialized countries. This paper describes the development and results of a survey specifically designed to develop quality-adjusted time equivalents for rotavirus gastroenteritis among a sample of parents with young children in the United States as an alternative to conventional QALY measures in assessing cost-effectiveness.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hauber, AB; Itzler, R; Johnson, FR; Mohamed, AF; González, JM; Cook, JR; Walter, EB

Published Date

  • October 19, 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 45

Start / End Page

  • 8086 - 8093

PubMed ID

  • 21864612

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-2518

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.vaccine.2011.08.041


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands