Journal article

A systematic review of scabies transmission models and data to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of scabies interventions.

Naomi van der Linden, Kees van Gool, Karen Gardner, Helen Dickinson, Jason Agostino, David G Regan, Michelle Dowden, Rosalie Viney

PLoS Negl Trop Dis | Published : 2019


BACKGROUND: Scabies is a common dermatological condition, affecting more than 130 million people at any time. To evaluate and/or predict the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of scabies interventions, disease transmission modelling can be used. OBJECTIVE: To review published scabies models and data to inform the design of a comprehensive scabies transmission modelling framework to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of scabies interventions. METHODS: Systematic literature search in PubMed, Medline, Embase, CINAHL, and the Cochrane Library identified scabies studies published since the year 2000. Selected papers included modelling studies and studies on the life cycle of scabies mites, patient..

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