The value of tuberculosis elimination and of progress in tuberculosis control in twentieth-century England and Wales
Hickson, Kerry Jane. (2009) The value of tuberculosis elimination and of progress in tuberculosis control in twentieth-century England and Wales. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Vol.13 (No.9). pp. 1061-1067. ISSN 1027-3719Full text not available from this repository.
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OBJECTIVE: To calculate the monetary value of tuberculosis (TB) elimination and of progress in TB control in twentieth-century England and Wales. METHODS: An original methodology that utilises original data is used, which facilitates the calculation of the number of life years that have been saved as a result of the decline in the TB mortality rate, prevalence rate and quality of life burden. RESULTS: The magnitude of the decline in the mortality and morbidity burden of TB is estimated at 104 425 life years, which is valued to be worth in excess of US$127 billion. The value of improvements in morbidity contributes nearly as much as the more obvious gains for mortality. CONCLUSION: Such significant results indicating the value of improvements in TB control have important implications for our understanding of these achievements and justify increased spending in developing countries that continue to be plagued by high rates of TB prevalence.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease|
|Publisher:||International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IUATLD)|
|Number of Pages:||7|
|Page Range:||pp. 1061-1067|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Economic and Social Research Council, British Academy|
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