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Economic burden of human papillomavirus-related diseases in Italy.

Baio, G; Capone, A; Marcellusi, A; Mennini, FS; Favato, G; (2012) Economic burden of human papillomavirus-related diseases in Italy. PLOS One , 7 (11) , Article e49699. 10.1371/journal.pone.0049699. Green open access

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Abstract

Human papilloma virus (HPV) genotypes 6, 11, 16, and 18 impose a substantial burden of direct costs on the Italian National Health Service that has never been quantified fully. The main objective of the present study was to address this gap: (1) by estimating the total direct medical costs associated with nine major HPV-related diseases, namely invasive cervical cancer, cervical dysplasia, cancer of the vulva, vagina, anus, penis, and head and neck, anogenital warts, and recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, and (2) by providing an aggregate measure of the total economic burden attributable to HPV 6, 11, 16, and 18 infection.

Type: Article
Title: Economic burden of human papillomavirus-related diseases in Italy.
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049699
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0049699
Language: English
Additional information: © 2012 Baio et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. The authors have no support or funding to report.
UCL classification: UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Statistical Science
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1367647
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