An Economic Assessment of Pre-Vaccination Screening for Hepatitis A and B

R. Jake Jacobs, Sammy Saab, Allen Meyerhoff & Raymond Koff
Objective. The availability of a single vaccine active against hepatitis A and B may facilitate prevention of both infections, but complicates the question of whether to conduct pre-vaccination screening. The authors examined the costeffectiveness of pre-vaccination screening for several populations: first-year college students, military recruits, travelers to hepatitis A–endemic areas, patients at sexually transmitted disease clinics, and prison inmates. Methods. Three prevention protocols were examined: (1) screen and defer vaccination until serology results are known;...
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