A Critical Literature Review of Health Economic Evaluations in Pertussis Booster Vaccination

Aurelie Millier; Samuel Aballea; Lieven Annemans; Mondher Toumi; Sibilia Quilici


Expert Rev Pharmacoeconomics Outcomes Res. 2012;12(1):71-94. 

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Search Methodology

A systematic literature review was conducted in order to identify all relevant economic evaluations worldwide on pertussis booster vaccination published before November 2010. We used the following search strategy in Medline: (("whooping cough"[mesh] or "diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine"[mesh] or "diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccines"[mesh] or "bordetella pertussis"[mesh] or "pertussis vaccine"[mesh] AND cost-benefit[mesh])) OR (pertussis[ti] and (cost–effectiveness[ti] or economic evaluation[ti])). The search identified 63 publications. Of these, 40 were not economic evaluations, and 23 were preselected based on abstracts. Publications that did not provide cost–effectiveness results (eight), reviews (one) and letters (one) were excluded. Finally, 13 publications were selected in this review.

Screening of references and extraction of data were performed by two reviewers independently. A full list of the extracted data is provided in Supplementary Table 1.


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