Journal article

Chlamydia screening for pregnant women aged 16-25 years attending an antenatal service: A cost-effectiveness study

JJ Ong, M Chen, J Hocking, CK Fairley, R Carter, L Bulfone, A Hsueh

BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology | Wiley | Published : 2016

Abstract

© 2015 RCOG. Objective: Determine the cost-effectiveness of screening all pregnant women aged 16-25 years for chlamydia compared with selective screening or no screening. Design: Cost effectiveness based on a decision model. Setting: Antenatal clinics in Australia. Sample: Pregnant women, aged 16-25 years. Methods: Using clinical data from a previous study, and outcomes data from the literature, we modelled the short-term perinatal (12-month time horizon) incremental direct costs and outcomes from a government (as the primary third-party funder) perspective for chlamydia screening. Costs were derived from the Medicare Benefits Schedule, Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, and average cost-weight..

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