CMAJ Open 2021 Oct-Dec;9(4):E948-E956. Epub 2021 Oct 19.
Department of Pediatrics (Thampi, McNally), Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa; CHEO Research Institute (Thampi, McNally); ICES uOttawa (Knight); Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (Knight, Thavorn); Clinical Research Unit, CHEO Research Institute (Knight, Webster); Ontario Child Health Support Unit (Knight, Webster); School of Epidemiology and Public Health (Thavorn, Hawken), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ont.; ICES Central (Thavorn, Hawken), Toronto, Ont.; Clinical Epidemiology Program (Thavorn), Ottawa, Ont.; Sunnybrook Research Institute (Lanctot), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.; Clinical Epidemiology Program (Hawken), Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ont.
Background: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection poses a substantial clinical burden among infants and young children. We sought to determine the health care costs of hospitalizations attributable to RSV in Ontario, Canada, from the health care payer perspective.
Methods: For this population-based matched cohort study, we identified children younger than 24 months who were or were not hospitalized with RSV infections in 2006-2016. Read More