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Healthcare resource utilisation associated with herpes zoster in a prospective cohort of older Australian adults

Karki, Surendra; Newall, Anthony T; MacIntyre, C Raina; Heywood, A E; McIntyre, Peter B; Banks, Emily; Liu, Bette


Background Herpes zoster (HZ) is a common condition that increases in incidence with older age but vaccines are available to prevent the disease. However, there are limited data estimating the health system burden attributable to herpes zoster by age. Methods In this study, we quantified excess healthcare resource usage associated with HZ during the acute/sub-acute period of disease (21days before to 90 days after onset) in 5952 cases and an equal number of controls matched on age,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0160446
Access Rights: Open Access


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