International Conference on the Varicella-Zoster Virus. Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA, 1997/03/09.
To assess the cost of varicella in young children in France, a prospective study was done in day care centers.
Children (1263), who were 3 months to 3 years old and attending day care, were followed over a varicella season.
For every child who developed varicella (n=200), detailed information was obtained by use of parental questionnaires.
Questions concerned medical care, days missed from work for parents, and the need for extra baby-sitting.
On average, each sick child had one consultation with a physician and received three medications.
In half of the families (52%), at least 1 parent had to miss work an average of 4.5 days to care for a sick child.
Total costs to society were estimated to be US$352 per family, with medical costs accounting for 22% of the cost.
The average eventual cost to parents was $89 per family, including $80 of non-medical costs.
This study emphasizes the important socioeconomic impact of varicella in the day care setting in France.
Mots-clés Pascal : Virus varicelle, Alphaherpesvirinae, Herpesviridae, Virus, Nourrisson, Homme, Enfant, Varicelle, Virose, Infection, Analyse coût, Garderie enfant, Vaccination, Hospitalisation, Consultation privée, Essai laboratoire, Economie santé, France, Europe, Europe Ouest
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Varicella zoster virus, Alphaherpesvirinae, Herpesviridae, Virus, Infant, Human, Child, Varicella, Viral disease, Infection, Cost analysis, Day care center, Vaccination, Hospitalization, Private consultation, Laboratory test, Health economy, France, Europe, Western Europe
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Cote : 99-0105126
Code Inist : 002B05C02B. Création : 16/11/1999.