Systematic review of the costs and effectiveness of interventions to increase infant vaccination coverage in low- and middle-income countries

BMC Health Services Research
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Research article
Systematic review of the costs and effectiveness of interventions to increase infant vaccination coverage in low- and middle-income countries
Authors: Cristina Munk, Allison Portnoy, Christian Suharlim, Emma Clarke-Deelder, Logan Brenzel, Stephen C. Resch and Nicolas A. Menzies
Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:741
Published on: 22 October 2019
Conclusions
There is little quantitative evidence on the costs and cost-effectiveness of interventions for improving immunization coverage, despite this being a major objective for national immunization programs. Efforts to improve the level of costing evidence—such as by integrating cost analysis within implementation studies and trials of immunization scale up—could allow programs to better allocate resources for coverage improvement. Greater adoption of standardized cost reporting methods would also enable the synthesis and use of cost data.