Salud Pública de México
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GUTIERREZ-DELGADO, Cristina et al. Generalized cost-effectiveness of preventive interventions against cervical cancer in Mexican women: results of a Markov model from the public sector perspective. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2008, vol.50, n.2, pp.107-118. ISSN 0036-3634. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-36342008000200004.
OBJECTIVE: To develop a generalized cost-effectiveness analysis (GCEA) of the HPV vaccine, hybrid capture screening (HC) and Papanicolaou screening (Pap) in the Mexican context. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From April to August 2007, in Mexico, a GCEA of the interventions was developed for 10 possible scenarios using a Markov model from the public sector perspective as payer. RESULTS: Scenarios considering 80% coverage show an ACER per DALY averted of $16678 pesos for Pap of women between ages 25 and 64, $17277 pesos for HC of women between ages 30 and 64, and $84008 pesos for vaccination of 12-year-old girls. Annual financing of $621, $741 and $2255 million pesos, respectively, is needed for these scenarios. CONCLUSIONS: A selective, combined introduction of Pap-HC screening that considers the comparative advantages of application in different populations and geographical areas is suggested. Additionally, it is suggested to introduce the vaccine once a threshold price of $181 pesos per dose -when the vaccine becomes equal in terms of cost-effectiveness to HC- has been achieved.
Keywords : cervical cancer; cost-effectiveness; financing; cervical screening; HVP vaccine.