Reviewing estimates of the burden in disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) of tick-borne encephalitis in Slovenia

Smit, R., 4-May-2019, In : Expert review of pharmacoeconomics & outcomes research. 19, 3, p. 299-303 5 p.

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  • Renata Smit

Introduction: Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) reflects an increasing burden and can affect public health policy. Vaccination could be the most effective option to reduce the disease burden, this review can support national recommendations for TBE vaccination in Slovenia. Areas covered: This burden is relatively high in Slovenia and can be estimated by using an incidence-based disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) methodology. Notably, DALYs have been estimated for Slovenia in various studies. The present study summarizes the main differences and conclusions between two studies that dealt with the calculation of DALYs for TBE in Slovenia. The databases of PubMed and Embase were used to get information about publications that dealt with the TBE burden, using an incidence-based DALYs methodology, in Slovenia. Expert opinion: Permanent sequelae contribute the most to the total burden in DALYs. Increasing vaccination in all ages and age groups can be the most effective and efficient strategy to reduce the burden of TBE and protect the whole population health.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-303
Number of pages5
JournalExpert review of pharmacoeconomics & outcomes research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 4-May-2019


  • Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE), burden, disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), adults, children, CLINICAL-COURSE, LYME BORRELIOSIS, FOLLOW-UP, HIGH-RISK, CHILDREN, MENINGOENCEPHALITIS

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