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Cost-effectiveness of Increasing Access to Contraception during the Zika Virus Outbreak, Puerto Rico, 2016

Overview of attention for article published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, January 2017
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Title
Cost-effectiveness of Increasing Access to Contraception during the Zika Virus Outbreak, Puerto Rico, 2016
Published in
Emerging Infectious Diseases, January 2017
DOI 10.3201/eid2301.161322
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Authors

Li, Rui, Simmons, Katharine B., Bertolli, Jeanne, Rivera-Garcia, Brenda, Cox, Shanna, Romero, Lisa, Koonin, Lisa M., Valencia-Prado, Miguel, Bracero, Nabal, Jamieson, Denise J., Barfield, Wanda, Moore, Cynthia A., Mai, Cara T., Korhonen, Lauren C., Frey, Meghan T., Perez-Padilla, Janice, Torres-Muñoz, Ricardo, Grosse, Scott D.

Abstract

We modeled the potential cost-effectiveness of increasing access to contraception in Puerto Rico during a Zika virus outbreak. The intervention is projected to cost an additional $33.5 million in family planning services and is likely to be cost-saving for the healthcare system overall. It could reduce Zika virus-related costs by $65.2 million ($2.8 million from less Zika virus testing and monitoring and $62.3 million from avoided costs of Zika virus-associated microcephaly [ZAM]). The estimates are influenced by the contraception methods used, the frequency of ZAM, and the lifetime incremental cost of ZAM. Accounting for unwanted pregnancies that are prevented, irrespective of Zika virus infection, an additional $40.4 million in medical costs would be avoided through the intervention. Increasing contraceptive access for women who want to delay or avoid pregnancy in Puerto Rico during a Zika virus outbreak can substantially reduce the number of cases of ZAM and healthcare costs.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Unknown 102 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 22 21%
Student > Bachelor 14 14%
Student > Master 13 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 7%
Other 22 21%
Unknown 16 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 31 30%
Social Sciences 14 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 9%
Computer Science 2 2%
Other 18 17%
Unknown 16 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 30. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 January 2019.
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#717,557
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#21,724
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#18
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