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Document ID (ISN)48831
CIS number 88-323
ISSN - Serial title 0140-6736 - Lancet
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lahaye D., Strauss P., Baleux C., Van Ganse W.
Title Cost-benefit analysis of hepatitis-B vaccination
Bibliographic information 22 Aug. 1987, Vol.2, No.8556, p.441-442. Illus. 4 ref.
Abstract The cost of vaccinating 40,000 Belgian health-care workers against hepatitis-B has been more than recovered by a very serious reduction in the number of compensable cases of the disease. The Belgian Insurance Fund for Occupational Diseases has been paying the costs of hepatitis-B vaccinations since 1983, and this financial investment has proved to be beneficial to the Fund.
Descriptors (primary) Belgium; infectious hepatitis; cost of diseases; vaccination; hospitals
Descriptors (secondary) compensation of occupational diseases; workmen's compensation; role of insurance institutions
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Health care services
Economic aspects
Bacterial and parasitic diseases