National estimates of reductions in acute gastroenteritis-related hospitalizations and associated costs in us children afer implementation of rotavirus vaccines

Eyal Leshem*, Jacqueline E. Tate, Claudia A. Steiner, Aaron T. Curns, Ben A. Lopman, Umesh D. Parashar

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Abstract

We compared acute gastroenteritis (AGE)-related hospitalization rates among children <5 years of age during the pre-rotavirus vaccine (2000-2006) and post-rotavirus vaccine (2008-2013) periods to estimate national reductions in AGErelated hospitalizations and associated costs. We estimate that between 2008 and 2013, AGE-related hospitalizations declined by 382 000, and $1.228 billion in medical costs were averted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-260
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 17 Aug 2018

Keywords

  • Diarrhea
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Hospitalizations
  • Rotavirus
  • Rotavirus vaccines

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