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Cost/Effective Analysis of Anti-HPV Vaccination Programme in Italy: A Multi-Cohort Markov Model


Giampiero Favato


Kingston University

Vasco Pieri


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Roger Mills


Henley Management College - Henley Centre for Value Improvement (HCVI)

February 2007


Abstract:     
This study estimated the procedural and economic implications of a new quadrivalen anti-HPV vaccination strategy based on a multi-cohort approach, from the prospective of the provider, the Italian Public Healthcare System.

We developed a Markov model based on a set of data imputed according to defined transition probabilities, which were function of population demographics and time-dependent characteristics of HPV infection.

The clinical benefits (in terms of the cost of the events prevented) and the costs associated with the vaccination of each single cohort were pooled and compared with cost/benefit data derived from an identical cohort which was not exposed to the quadrivalent vaccine. The economic attractiveness of a quadrivalent anti-HPV vaccination seemed to be dependent upon the age of women vaccinated and the number of cohorts selected.

The decision analysis performed in this study suggested the optimal level of funding required to effectively reduce HPV-induced morbidity and mortality in Italian women. A 3-4 cohorts vaccination strategy emerged as the most cost/effective policy option.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 18

Keywords: Cost, analysis, markov, model, multi-cohort, quadrivalent, vaccination, anti-HPV

JEL Classification: I18

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Date posted: February 7, 2007  

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Favato, Giampiero and Pieri, Vasco and Mills, Roger, Cost/Effective Analysis of Anti-HPV Vaccination Programme in Italy: A Multi-Cohort Markov Model (February 2007). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=961847 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.961847

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Giampiero Favato (Contact Author)
Kingston University ( email )
Kingston Hill
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT2 7LB
United Kingdom
Vasco Pieri
affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )
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Roger Mills
Henley Management College - Henley Centre for Value Improvement (HCVI) ( email )
Greenlands
Henley-on-Thames
Oxfordshire RG9 3AU, England
United Kingdom
HOME PAGE: www.henleymc.ac.uk/hcvi
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