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Cost-effectiveness of scaling up mass drug administration for the control of soil-transmitted helminths: a comparison of cost function and constant costs analyses

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The coverage of mass drug administration (MDA) for neglected tropical diseases, such as the soil-transmitted helminths (STHs), needs to rapidly expand to meet WHO's 2020 targets. We aimed to compare use of a cost function to take into account economies of scale to the standard method of assuming a constant cost per treatment when investigating the cost and cost-effectiveness of scaling up a STH MDA programme targeting Ascaris lumbricoides.We fitted a cost function describing how the costs of ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1016/s1473-3099(15)00268-6

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Turner, HC More by this author
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Fleming, FM More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Medical Sciences Division
Department:
CR BDI-NDM
Brooker, SJ More by this author
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Hollingsworth, TD
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Hollingsworth, TD
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Lancet Infectious Diseases Journal website
Volume:
16
Issue:
7
Pages:
838-846
Publication date:
2016-02-18
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EISSN:
1474-4457
ISSN:
1473-3099
Pubs id:
pubs:739177
URN:
uri:4f51f2b3-94e0-4856-be12-2bac3d29db4a
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uuid:4f51f2b3-94e0-4856-be12-2bac3d29db4a
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pubs:739177
Language:
English

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