alexa Hospital Cost Of Invasive Pneumococcal Diseases Among Children Less Than 15 Year Old In Tunisia
ISSN: 2332-0877

Journal of Infectious Diseases & Therapy
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Share This Page

Additional Info

Loading Please wait..

4th International Congress on Infectious Diseases
May 11-12, 2017 Barcelona, Spain

Arwa Ben Salah, Sana El Mhamdi, Manel Ben Fredj, Amara Tamboura, Mohamed Tahar Sfar and Mohamed Soussi Soltani
University of Monastir, Tunisia
Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Infect Dis Ther
DOI: 10.4172/2332-0877-C1-024
Statement of the Problem: Invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae remains a global health problem and imposes a great burden on society and health care system. Aim: The objective of this study was to estimate the medical cost of hospitalizations due to IPD (pneumonia and meningitis) among children under 15 year old in Tunisia, in an effort to provide sufficient data which can help policy makers to assess the need for the vaccine. Methodology: A prospective multicenter study was conducted in 15 pediatric departments across different socio-economic areas of Tunisia from June 2014 to May 2015. All children under 15 years old who were hospitalized for pneumococcal pneumonia or confirmed bacterial meningitis were enrolled. A case report form was completed for every eligible case. Activity based costing method was used to estimate the hospital cost. Data entry and statistical analysis were conducted using SPSS, version 20.0. Findings: During the study period, 727 children were hospitalized for pneumococcal pneumonia and 60 children were hospitalized for bacterial meningitis, among them 21(35%) had confirmed pneumococcal meningitis. The median hospital cost for pneumococcal pneumonia was 353.910 TD and it was 1680.632 TD for pneumococcal meningitis. By overall data extrapolation, we estimated that nearly 1091 hospitalizations for pneumococcal pneumonia and 69 hospitalizations for pneumococcal meningitis occur each year in Tunisian children under 15 years of age, incurring total costs of 502 079.408 TD. Conclusion: The economic burden of pneumococcal infections seems to be major in Tunisia, where a safe and effective vaccine is available but has not yet been introduced to immunization schedules.


image PDF   |   image HTML

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals


1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version