Real-world data on effectiveness, safety, and other outcomes are increasingly being demanded by multiple stakeholders. Data can be obtained using secondary data sources (electronic medical records, claims/administrative data, existing registries) or through primary de novo data collection.
Databases are essential tools for pharmacoeconomic research. While North America has large administrative claims databases, hospital databases, and electronic medical record systems, databases in Europe are scarcer, integrated primary and secondary care data are rare, and claims with corresponding cost values are largely non-existent.
Pediatric vaccine administration cost is one major, indirect component of the full pediatric vaccination cost. The UBC team undertook a literature review to understand the cost range for pediatric vaccine administration across different countries and to describe the costing methodologies employed for its calculation.