[Economic evaluation of the molecular diagnosis of the influenza virus]

Bélanger S, Martin G
Record ID 32017000016
Authors' recomendations: Introducing rapid RT-PCR, in replacement of RDTs and the traditional RT-PCR technique, to diagnose influenza could make tests self-financing and would product substantial savings. However, such a conclusion can be influenced by several factors, such as the prevalence of influenza, the age of the target population and the technology used (including the number and cost of analyses). These factors limit the scope of the conclusion which therefore can in no way be generalized.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2016
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Influenza A virus
  • Influenza, Human
Organisation Name: Institut national d'excellence en sante et en services sociaux
Contact Address: L'Institut national d'excellence en sante et en services sociaux (INESSS) , 2021, avenue Union, bureau 10.083, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 2S9;Tel: 1+514-873-2563, Fax: 1+514-873-1369
Contact Name: demande@inesss.qc.ca
Contact Email: demande@inesss.qc.ca
Copyright: ©Gouvernement du Québec/Institut national d'excellence en santé et en services sociaux
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