Determining the cost of genital warts: a study from Ireland.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/85176
Title:
Determining the cost of genital warts: a study from Ireland.
Authors:
Dee, A; Howell, F; O'Connor, C; Cremin, Suzanne M; Hunter, K
Affiliation:
Department of Public Health, HSE-West, Limerick, Ireland. anne.dee@oceanfree.net
Citation:
Determining the cost of genital warts: a study from Ireland. 2009, 85 (5):402-3notSex Transm Infect
Journal:
Sexually transmitted infections
Issue Date:
Sep-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/85176
DOI:
10.1136/sti.2008.033837
PubMed ID:
19004863
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https://auth.athensams.net/?ath_dspid=BMJ&ath_returl=http://journals.bmj.com/
Abstract:
OBJECTIVES: To determine the average cost of a case of genital warts, for both males and females, with a view to informing the current debate as to which Human papillomavirus vaccine would have maximum cost-effectiveness in the Irish population. METHODS: Contact time between patients and healthcare professionals was prospectively measured at five genitourinary medicine clinics in the south-west of Ireland, over a period of 3 weeks. By identifying all those with genital warts, it was possible to calculate the proportion of total time taken by patients with this condition, and from this to calculate a cost per incident case, by gender. RESULTS: A total of 25.5% of attendances were for genital warts, and these patients used 26.2% of total clinic time (CI 25.4 to 27.0%). The average cost calculated for genital warts was 335 euros per incident case, and by gender 300 euros per male case and 366 euros per female case. CONCLUSIONS: There are considerable costs associated with the treatment of genital warts, with female cases representing a higher cost than males. By vaccinating with the quadrivalent HPV vaccine, there are significant savings to be made.
Language:
en
ISSN:
1472-3263

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDee, Aen
dc.contributor.authorHowell, Fen
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Cen
dc.contributor.authorCremin, Suzanne Men
dc.contributor.authorHunter, Ken
dc.date.accessioned2009-11-02T12:00:29Z-
dc.date.available2009-11-02T12:00:29Z-
dc.date.issued2009-09-
dc.identifier.citationDetermining the cost of genital warts: a study from Ireland. 2009, 85 (5):402-3notSex Transm Infecten
dc.identifier.issn1472-3263-
dc.identifier.pmid19004863-
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/sti.2008.033837-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/85176-
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: To determine the average cost of a case of genital warts, for both males and females, with a view to informing the current debate as to which Human papillomavirus vaccine would have maximum cost-effectiveness in the Irish population. METHODS: Contact time between patients and healthcare professionals was prospectively measured at five genitourinary medicine clinics in the south-west of Ireland, over a period of 3 weeks. By identifying all those with genital warts, it was possible to calculate the proportion of total time taken by patients with this condition, and from this to calculate a cost per incident case, by gender. RESULTS: A total of 25.5% of attendances were for genital warts, and these patients used 26.2% of total clinic time (CI 25.4 to 27.0%). The average cost calculated for genital warts was 335 euros per incident case, and by gender 300 euros per male case and 366 euros per female case. CONCLUSIONS: There are considerable costs associated with the treatment of genital warts, with female cases representing a higher cost than males. By vaccinating with the quadrivalent HPV vaccine, there are significant savings to be made.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttps://auth.athensams.net/?ath_dspid=BMJ&ath_returl=http://journals.bmj.com/en
dc.titleDetermining the cost of genital warts: a study from Ireland.en
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Public Health, HSE-West, Limerick, Ireland. anne.dee@oceanfree.neten
dc.identifier.journalSexually transmitted infectionsen

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