Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, February 19th, 2006
Researchers in the United States conducted a study "to calculate the costs of influenza hospitalization at a tertiary care children's hospital as the basis of a cost-benefit analysis of the new influenza vaccine recommendation for children age 6 to 23 months."
"We reviewed the medical records of all patients admitted to Children's Memorial Hospital (CMH) in 2002 diagnosed with influenza. Total hospital costs were obtained from the Business Development Office. Thirty-five charts were analyzed," said Jennifer L. Hall and Ben Z. Katz at Northwestern University.
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