Cost-effectiveness analysis of behavioral interventions to improve vaccination compliance in homeless adults.
- Author(s): Greengold, Barbara
- Nyamathi, Adeline
- Kominski, Gerald
- Wiley, Dorothy
- Lewis, Mary Ann
- Hodge, Felicia
- Singer, Mendel
- Spiegel, Brennan
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2008.11.031
To estimate the cost-effectiveness of three behavioral interventions provided to enhance hepatitis A virus (HAV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) joint vaccination (HAV/HBV) compliance among homeless persons living in Los Angeles County.A cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) based on data from a randomized trial where the costs and compliance data from the trial are incorporated into two Markov models, simulating the natural history of acute and chronic hepatitis infection, following HAV/HBV vaccination.Reductions in HBV-related disease is cost-effective to society and is associated with substantial improvements in quality of life.