Decision analysis was used to compare the costs of three screening strategies for childhood lead poisoning:
(2) capillary sample with venipuncture confirmation if the blood lead level is elevated;
(3) stratification by risk, with venipuncture for high-risk children and capillary sample for low-risk children.
Under baseline conditions, the cost of screening by the venipuncture, stratification, and capillary strategies is $22, $25, and $27, respectively.
Venipuncture remains the least expensive strategy unless the cost of venipuncture is more than three times that of capillary sampling.
Mots-clés Pascal : Intoxication, Plomb, Métal lourd, Enfant, Homme, Dépistage, Prélèvement, Technique, Analyse coût, Economie santé, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Poisoning, Lead, Heavy metal, Child, Human, Medical screening, Samplings, Technique, Cost analysis, Health economy, United States, North America, America
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