A method for evaluating the cost-benefit of different preparedness planning policies against pandemic influenza

Jasmina Panovska-Griffiths*, Luca Grieco, Edwin van Leeuwen, Peter Grove, Martin Utley

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Abstract

• Our work presents a unifying method to calculate the net-benefit of different preparedness policies against different pandemic influeunza strains. Unlike previous methods, which have focused on evaluating specific strategies against specific pandemics, our method allows assessment of mass immunisation strategies in presence and absence of antiviral drugs for a large range of pandemic influenza strain characteristics and programme features. Overall, the model described here combines two parts to evaluate different preparedness planning policies against pandemic influenza. • The first part is adaptation of an existing transmission model for seasonal influenza to include generalisation across large number of pandemic influenza scenarios. • The second part is development of a tailor-made health economic model devised in collaboration with colleagues at the UK Department of Health and Social Care.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100870
JournalMethodsX
Volume7
Early online date19 Mar 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Bibliographical note

Funding Information: No Funding Information.

Open Access: This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license.
(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).

Publisher Copyright: © 2020 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier B.V.

Citation: Jasmina Panovska-Griffiths, Luca Grieco, Edwin van Leeuwen, Peter Grove, Martin Utley, A method for evaluating the cost-benefit of different preparedness planning policies against pandemic influenza, MethodsX, Volume 7,
2020, 100870, ISSN 2215-0161,

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mex.2020.100870.

Keywords

  • Economic analysis
  • Epidemiological model
  • Pandemic influenza
  • Transmission model and cost-benefit analysis for pandemic influenza planning

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