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Volume 14, Number 2—February 2008

Research

Cost-effectiveness of Antiviral Stockpiling and Near-Patient Testing for Potential Influenza Pandemic

M. Ruby Siddiqui*Comments to Author  and W. John Edmunds*
Author affiliations: *Health Protection Agency, London, UK;

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Optimal cost-effectiveness of antiviral (AV) and test stockpiling (0–30 million units) for clinical attack rates (CARs) of 15%, 25%, and 35% under the a) 1918 and b) 1957/69 scenarios. The composite test (Test A) and a perfect test of 100% sensitivity and 100% specificity (Test B) are included. The most cost-effective strategies lie on the efficiency line.

Appendix Figure. Optimal cost-effectiveness of antiviral (AV) and test stockpiling (0–30 million units) for clinical attack rates (CARs) of 15%, 25%, and 35% under the a) 1918 and b) 1957/69 scenarios. The composite test (Test A) and a perfect test of 100% sensitivity and 100% specificity (Test B) are included. The most cost-effective strategies lie on the efficiency line.

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