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Kosten-Nutzen-Anlayse der Malariaprophylaxe bei Keniareisenden mit Mefloquin


Dinkel, Rolf; Banz, Kurt; Büchner, Karin; Steffen, Robert; Gutzwiller, Felix (1990). Kosten-Nutzen-Anlayse der Malariaprophylaxe bei Keniareisenden mit Mefloquin. Sozial- und Präventivmedizin, 35(6):213-219.

Abstract

With an increasing movement towards cost saving in the health sector, preventive medicine must also be judged according to its economic viability. The fact that prevention can autofinance itself is suggested by the results of a cost/benefit analysis of chemoprophylaxis of Falciparum malaria with Mefloquin among travellers in Kenya. Out of the whole group of travellers analysed by means of an interview-based test (Malpro-Study), the costs in the case of both Switzerland and the Federal German Republic were lower for those people who had undergone Mefloquin-prophylaxis than for those who had not. In this way the prophylaxis not only compensates the required outlay but also results in an overall benefit in macroeconomic terms. Therefore economically based opposition to the prophylaxis of malaria with Mefloquin for short stays in high-risk countries is not justified.

With an increasing movement towards cost saving in the health sector, preventive medicine must also be judged according to its economic viability. The fact that prevention can autofinance itself is suggested by the results of a cost/benefit analysis of chemoprophylaxis of Falciparum malaria with Mefloquin among travellers in Kenya. Out of the whole group of travellers analysed by means of an interview-based test (Malpro-Study), the costs in the case of both Switzerland and the Federal German Republic were lower for those people who had undergone Mefloquin-prophylaxis than for those who had not. In this way the prophylaxis not only compensates the required outlay but also results in an overall benefit in macroeconomic terms. Therefore economically based opposition to the prophylaxis of malaria with Mefloquin for short stays in high-risk countries is not justified.

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Other titles:Cost-benefit analysis of malaria prophylaxis with mefloquine in travelers to Kenya
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI)
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:1990
Deposited On:27 Nov 2013 16:04
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 17:11
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0303-8408
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01369089
PubMed ID:2125779

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