Routine Antenatal HIV Testing Cost-Effective

This article originally appeared here.
Share this content:
Routine Antenatal HIV Testing Cost-Effective
Routine Antenatal HIV Testing Cost-Effective

WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Routine HIV testing is both cost-effective and cost-saving in antenatal settings, according to a review published online March 2 in the Journal of Clinical Nursing.

Everistus Ibekwe, M.P.H., from Manchester Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom, and colleagues conducted a systematic review of published articles to examine the economic impact of routine HIV testing in antenatal settings. Ten articles were eligible and included in the review.

The researchers found that, compared to the alternatives, many programs that involved routine testing for HIV for pregnant women were cost-effective and cost-saving. Per case of previously undiagnosed maternal HIV-positive infection prevented, the cost savings were between $5,761.20 and $3.69 million. In the various settings there was a strong correlation between cost-effectiveness and the prevalence of HIV.

"Routine HIV testing is both cost-effective and cost-saving compared to the alternatives. However, there are wide variations in the methodological approaches to the studies," the authors write. "Adopting standard reporting format would facilitate comparison between studies and generalizability of economic evaluations."

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »


Sign up for myCME e-newsletters


Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease

More in Home

Risk for Interval CRC Higher in Blacks Than Whites

Risk for Interval CRC Higher in Blacks Than ...

Differences most pronounced for cancer of the distal colon and the rectum

Even Small Amounts of Alcohol Can Affect Breast Cancer Risk

Even Small Amounts of Alcohol Can Affect Breast ...

Small glass of wine each day can up odds of both premenopausal and postmenopausal breast cancer

ATS: Angiotensin II Improves BP in Vasodilatory Shock

ATS: Angiotensin II Improves BP in Vasodilatory Shock

Angiotensin II effective for vasodilatory shock in patients not responding to conventional vasopressors

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »