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Studies from Harvard University have provided new information about rotavirus infections
December 14th, 2010
"Motivated by observed discrepancies between 2 published studies on the cost-effectiveness of rotavirus vaccination in Vietnam, the authors' objectives were to illustrate a specific, systematic approach to assessing model (structure and process) uncertainty and to quantify explicitly the contributions of different sources of variation in the outputs of different studies that share the same research question. On the basis of a series of working definitions of key model elements, the authors developed 5 alternative computer simulation (state-transition) models of rotavirus disease," researchers in the United States report.
"They examined how epidemiological outcomes and...
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Source: Ivy League Week (2010-12-14)