All relevant costs and consequences should be measured

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6971.61c (Published 07 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:61
  1. Rachel Hardie
  1. Lecturer Department of Community Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    EDITOR,—On the basis of a comprehensive economic evaluation R H Behrens and J A Roberts conclude that “a national policy of immunising all travellers against typhoid and hepatitis A does not seem to be cost beneficial to the community.”1 While in principle such evaluations should help guide public health policy, considerable uncertainty surrounds many of the estimates used, and their conclusion should not compromise public health advice on the need for vaccination for certain categories of travellers.

    Certain costs …

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