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Volume 21, Number 11—November 2015

Economic Costs of Measles Outbreak in the Netherlands, 2013–2014

Anita W.M. SuijkerbuijkComments to Author , Tom Woudenberg, Susan J.M. Hahné, Laura Nic Lochlainn, Hester E. de Melker, Wilhelmina L.M. Ruijs, and Anna K. Lugnér
Author affiliations: National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, the Netherlands (A.W.M. Suijkerbuijk, T. Woudenberg, S.J.M. Hahné, L. Nic Lochlainn, H.E. de Melker, W.L.M. Ruijs, A.K. Lugnér); European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET), European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden (L. Nic Lochlainn)

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Table 2

Distribution of costs of measles outbreak, the Netherlands, 2013–2014*

Category Costs, $ % of total costs
MHS 1,852,470 39.5
Hospitalization 852,567 18.2
RIVM 698,280 14.9
Production losses 365,885 7.8
Laboratory tests 358,801 7.6
Vaccination of children 299,840 6.4
Vaccination of health care workers 222,203 4.7
General practitioner consultation
Total 4,694,395 100

*Costs are calculated in 2013 US dollars ($). Total cost differs slightly from sum of category costs because of rounding. MHS, municipal public health services; RIVM, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, the Netherlands.

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