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Table 5 Results in terms of health and costs, with and without the rotavirus vaccine program

From: Cost-effectiveness of introducing a rotavirus vaccine in developing countries: The case of Mexico

Variable Without the program With the program Preventable by the vaccine
(5th–95th percentile)*
% reduction
Medical visits 122,134 50,670 71,464
(68,135 – 74,432)
59%
Hospital admissions 7,585 2,545 5,040
(4,851 – 5,186)
66%
Deaths 871 259 612
(593 – 628)
70%
Life-years saved    43,411
(42,092 – 44,570)
 
Discounted Life-years saved    17,430
(16,888 – 19,908)
 
Medical costs (thousands of dollars)     
For medical visits $ 4,046.74 $ 1,671.90 $ 2,374.84
(2,134 – 2,638)
59%
For hospital admissions $ 7,905.79 $ 2,649.22 $ 5,256.57
(293 – 17,825)
66%
Cost of the vaccine   $ 56,400.00 -$56,400.00
(NA)
 
Cost of administration of the vaccine   $ 25,895.32 -$25,895.32
(NA)
 
Total medical costs $11,952.53 $ 86,616.44 -$74,663.91
(-79,624 – -62,049)
 
Cost per case prevented (dollars) $ 968.23
(796 – 1,054)
   
Cost per hospitalization prevented (dollars) $ 14,814.88
(12,277 – 16,045)
   
Cost per death prevented (dollars) $122,058.40
(101,113 – 131,226)
   
Cost per life-year saved (dollars) $ 1,719.93
(1,424 – 1,848)
   
Cost per life-year saved (dollars, Discounted life-years) $ 4,283.75
(3,548 – 4,606)
   
  1. * 5th to 95th percentile of the probabilistic estimates