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Economic Analysis of Influenza Vaccination and Antiviral Treatment for Healthy Working Adults

Patrick Y. Lee, MD; David B. Matchar, MD; Dennis A. Clements, MD, PhD; Joel Huber, PhD; John D. Hamilton, MD; and Eric D. Peterson, MD, MPH
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From Duke University and the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.

Acknowledgments: The authors thank the staff of the Triangle Family Practice in Durham, North Carolina, for help with patient surveys. They also thank Patricia Cowper for assistance in obtaining data on U.S. labor wages.

Grant Support: By the National Institutes of Health (NIH Grant T35-GM08679), a grant from the Faculty Challenge Research Program in Health Sector Management, and an Alpha Omega Alpha Student Research Fellowship.

Requests for Single Reprints: Eric D. Peterson, MD, MPH, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3236, Durham, NC 27710; e-mail, peter016@mc.duke.edu.

Current Author Addresses: Dr. Lee: Stanford University School of Medicine, Room S101, Department of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305.

Dr. Matchar: Duke Center for Clinical Health Policy Research, 2200 West Main Street, Durham, NC 27705.

Dr. Clements: Duke University Medical Center, Box 3810, Durham, NC 27710.

Dr. Huber: Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, Box 90120, Durham, NC 27708.

Dr. Hamilton: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710.

Dr. Peterson: Duke University Medical Center, Box 3236, Durham, NC 27710.

Author Contributions: Conception and design: P.Y. Lee, D.B. Matchar, J. Huber, J.D. Hamilton, E.D. Peterson.

Analysis and interpretation of the data: P.Y. Lee, D.B. Matchar, D.A. Clements, J. Huber, E.D. Peterson.

Drafting of the article: P.Y. Lee, E.D. Peterson.

Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: P.Y. Lee, D.B. Matchar, J. Huber, J.D. Hamilton, E.D. Peterson.

Final approval of the article: P.Y. Lee, D.A. Clements, J.D. Hamilton, E.D. Peterson.

Provision of study materials or patients: P.Y. Lee, D.A. Clements, E.D. Peterson.

Statistical expertise: P.Y. Lee, J. Huber.

Obtaining of funding: P.Y. Lee, E.D. Peterson.

Administrative, technical, or logistic support: P.Y. Lee.

Collection and assembly of data: P.Y. Lee, E.D. Peterson.

Ann Intern Med. 2002;137(4):225-231. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-137-4-200208200-00005
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net benefit (cost) = benefits of vaccination and treatment − costs of vaccination and treatment.

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Influenza Vaccination or Antiviral Treatment for Healthy Working Adults: An Economic Analysis

The summary below is from the full report titled “Economic Analysis of Influenza Vaccination and Antiviral Treatment for Healthy Working Adults.” It is in the 20 August 2002 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine (volume 137, pages 225-231). The authors are PY Lee, DB Matchar, DA Clements, J Huber, JD Hamilton, and ED Peterson.


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