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Piso, B. and Wild, C. (2008): Rational Vaccination Policies - decision support. Review of International Literature for "Rational" Vaccination Policies. Rapid Assessment LBI-HTA 03.

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Abstract

Objective: To assess the availability of decision tools, providing a standardized basis for rational decision making on vaccine introduction.

Methods: Systematic literature review, supplemented by hand-search and contact with immunization experts, comparison of key documents and discussion of relevant criteria.

Results: Five key documents providing an analytical framework or key questions aiming at rational decision making were found. A comparison of these documents revealed an overall similarity with some differences in the approach as well as the criteria.

Conclusion: Assuming that the most comprehensive framework possible would not provide a feasible tool for decision makers, a stepwise procedure has been suggested. Comments, examples and caveats have been given for each step to provide a basis for further discussions. The observed lack of standardized measures, defined cut-off points and comparable weighing of included criteria currently hinder rational decision making.

Item Type:Rapid Assessment LBI-HTA
Additional Information:Reviewed by: Dr. Franz Piribauer, MPH
Keywords:Vaccination policy, immunization/immunisation, implementation of new vaccines, international, decision support, criteria, framework
Subjects:WA Public health > WA 108-245 Preventive medicine
WA Public health > WA 525-590 Health administration and organisation
Related URLs:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19698809
Language:English
Series Name:Rapid Assessment LBI-HTA
Number:03
Deposited on:04 Feb 2008 09:57
Last Modified:20 Dec 2010 19:02

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