Eradication Versus Control for Poliomyelitis: An Economic Analysis
by Kimberly M. Thompson and Radboud J. Duintjer Tebbens, The Lancet 2007;369:1363-1371.

Press release - April 11, 2007
Press coverage - Media coverage of this study included an article written by Leslie Roberts in Science Magazine, and John Donnelly's Boston Globe article that followed presentation of the study's preliminary results at a WHO urgent stakeholder consultation in February 2007. In October 2007, Dr. Thompson discussed the Dollars and Sense of polio eradication. In July 2008, this paper won the Jay Wright Forrester Award for the best contribution to the field of System Dynamics during the preceding five years.

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Background on polio

What are the study’s main findings?

What are the study’s main recommendations? What do the cost-effectiveness ratios mean in this paper? How much will polio eradication actually cost? Is global polio eradication feasible? What is immunization intensity? Why are the costs of control in the endemic areas so high for every modeled control option?