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Cost and cost effectiveness of long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets - a model-based analysis.

Pulkki-Brännström, AM; Wolff, C; Brännström, N; Skordis-Worrall, J; (2012) Cost and cost effectiveness of long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets - a model-based analysis. Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation , 10 , Article 5. 10.1186/1478-7547-10-5. Green open access

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Abstract

The World Health Organization recommends that national malaria programmes universally distribute long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets (LLINs). LLINs provide effective insecticide protection for at least three years while conventional nets must be retreated every 6-12 months. LLINs may also promise longer physical durability (lifespan), but at a higher unit price. No prospective data currently available is sufficient to calculate the comparative cost effectiveness of different net types. We thus constructed a model to explore the cost effectiveness of LLINs, asking how a longer lifespan affects the relative cost effectiveness of nets, and if, when and why LLINs might be preferred to conventional insecticide-treated nets. An innovation of our model is that we also considered the replenishment need i.e. loss of nets over time.

Type: Article
Title: Cost and cost effectiveness of long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets - a model-based analysis.
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1186/1478-7547-10-5
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1478-7547-10-5
Language: English
Additional information: © 2012 Pulkki-Brännström et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. PMCID: PMC3348006
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1345362
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