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Human papillomavirus vaccine introduction in low-income and middle-income countries: guidance on the use of cost-effectiveness models

Mark Jit1, Nadia Demarteau2, Elamin Elbasha3, Gary Ginsberg4, Jane Kim5, Naiyana Praditsitthikorn6, Edina Sinanovic7 and Raymond Hutubessy8*

Author Affiliations

1 Modelling and Economics Unit, Health Protection Agency, 61 Colindale Avenue, London NW9 5EQ, UK

2 Health Economics, GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals, Avenue Fleming 20 B-1300, Wavre, Belgium

3 Health Economic Statistics, Biostatistics and Research Decision Sciences, Merck Research Laboratories, Merck & Co., Inc., UG1C-60, PO Box 1000, North Wales, PA 19454-1099, USA

4 Medical Technology Assessment Sector, Ministry of Health, Ben Tbai 2, San Simone, Jerusalem, Israel

5 Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, Center for Health Decision Science, Boston, MA, USA

6 Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP), Ministry of Public Health, Tiwanon Road, Nonthaburi 11000, Thailand

7 Health Economics Unit, School of Public Health & Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory 7925, Cape Town, South Africa

8 Initiative for Vaccine Research, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland

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BMC Medicine 2011, 9:54  doi:10.1186/1741-7015-9-54

Published: 12 May 2011

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Additional file 1:

Literature review search strategy. Search strategy used for the literature review of economic evaluations of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination.

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Standardised data set and data sources used to inform it. Details on the standardised data sets for the hypothetical low-income and middle-income countries, as well as the data sources used to inform it.

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Articles on economic evaluations of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. Articles identified as economic evaluations of HPV vaccination during the literature search published before February 2010.

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Key characteristics of the models involved in the exercise. Details on the provenance, type, structure, parameters, capabilities and outcomes presented of the models involved in the exercise.

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