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Correction to: Cost-effectiveness analysis of rotavirus vaccination in China: Projected possibility of scale-up from the current domestic option

The original article was published in BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:677

Correction

After the publication of our article [1] we have been made aware of a number of mislabelling and reporting errors, which were introduced in the preparation of the manuscript. The conclusions are not affected by these errors and thus remain unchanged.

The corrections required are as follows

Correction 1

In the Methods section under the heading “Vaccine effectiveness”, the sentence:

“The protection effectiveness of Rotarix and Rotateq were derived from randomized controlled trials in other Asian regions such as Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore, considering the ethnic homogeneity [25], because there was no eligible data specifically for the Chinese population.”

has been corrected to:

“The protection effectiveness of Rotarix and Rotateq were derived from randomized controlled trials [25] and clinical reviews cited by economic evaluation studies in other Asian regions such as Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore, due to no eligible data specifically for the Chinese population.”

Correction 2

In the Results section under the heading “Health impacts and cost-effectiveness of vaccination”, the sentence:

“The total cost is even less than non-vaccination.”

has been corrected to:

“The ACER is even less than non-vaccination.”

Correction 3

Four corrections are required to Table 1 as follows:

Rotateq efficacy: the plausible range for sensitivity analysis “0 - 0.98” has been corrected to “0.883 - 1”; Source “38” has been corrected to “38, 42”.

“Mortality rate” under the heading “Parameters” has been removed as it appeared twice in the Table.

Costs for international vaccinations: the plausible range for sensitivity analysis “5 - 250” has been corrected to “50 - 250”

Infection rate: Source: “34” has been corrected to “21, 45”.

A corrected version of Table 1 appears below.

Table 1 ᅟ

Correction 4

The values presented in Table 2 were mislabelled and incorrectly shown. The correct version of Table 2 is shown below.

Table 2 Costs, health impacts and cost-effectiveness of rotavirus vaccines with comparison to no intervention

Correction 5

The axes in Figure 2 were mislabelled. The correct version of Figure 2 is shown below.

Fig. 2
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Cost-effectiveness of rotavirus vaccines at the baseline

Correction 6

The following reference should be included in the reference list:

45. Wu J, Yao Y, Hao W. Clinical Epidemiological Study on 244 Cases of Neonatal Rotavirus Infection. Chin J Nosocomiol, 1999, 9(4): 228–29 (in Chinese).

Reference

  1. 1.

    Cui S, Tobe RG, Mo X, Liu X, Xu L, Li S. Cost-effectiveness analysis of rotavirus vaccination in China: projected possibility of scale-up from the current domestic option. BMC Infect Dis. 2016;16(1):677.

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Correspondence to Ruoyan Gai Tobe.

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