Community and patient values for preventing herpes zoster

  • Lieu T
  • Ortega-Sanchez I
  • Ray G
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Abstract

The US Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has recently recommended a new vaccine against herpes zoster (shingles) for routine use in adults aged > or =60 years. However, estimates of the cost effectiveness of this vaccine vary widely, in part because of gaps in the data on the value of preventing herpes zoster. Our aims were to (i) generate comprehensive information on the value of preventing a range of outcomes of herpes zoster; (ii) compare these values among community members and patients with shingles and post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN); and (iii) identify clinical and demographic characteristics that explain the variation in these values.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Contingent valuation
  • Herpes zoster, assessment
  • Postherpetic neuralgia, assessment
  • Utility measurement
  • Varicella zoster virus vaccine live, therapeutic use
  • Willingness to pay

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Authors

  • Tracy A. Lieu

  • Ismael Ortega-Sanchez

  • G. Thomas Ray

  • Donna Rusinak

  • W. Katherine Yih

  • Peter W. Choo

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