Mandated Benefits Review - HB 1873 References

1 "Hepatitis B," Hepatitis B Foundation, New Jersey.

2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 18, 22, 28 William Atkinson, MD, MPH, et al., "Hepatitis B." Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, 2nd ed., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1995, pp. 139-158.

3, 8 Craig Shapiro, MD, "Epidemiology of hepatitis B," The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, Vol. 12, No. 5, 1993, pp. 433-437.

7"Someone You Know Has Hepatitis B," Hepatitis B Foundation, Pennsylvania.

11 Pierre Pare, MC, FRCPC, FACG, "The Clinical Consequences of Chronic Hepatitis B,", Quebec, Canada, 1996.

13 Raymond S. Koff, MD, FACP, "Hepatitis B today: clinical and diagnostic overview," The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, Vol.12, No.5, 1993, pp. 428-432.

16 Samuel Lee, MD, FRCPC, "Hepatitis B: Questions and Answers,", Quebec, Canada, 1997.

17, 24 Karin Schumacher, "Hepatitis B Disease and Vaccine Facts," National Vaccine Information Center,, Virginia, 1996-1997.

19, 23, 30, 31, 34 F B Hollinger, "Comprehensive control (or elimination) of hepatitis B virus transmission in the United States," Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, pp. S24-S30.

20, 35 Alan L. Hillman, MD, et al., "Cost Effectiveness of Hepatitis B Immunization Strategies," Pharmaco Economics. Vol. 5, No. 2, 1994, pp. 85-87.

21American School Health Association's Resolution of Hepatitis B Immunization, 1994.

25 "Hepatitis B Fact Sheet," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,, 1998.

26Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of Statistics.

27Pennsylvania Department of Health, Prenatal Hepatitis B Program,, 1998.

29"Immunization of Adolescents: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Medical Association, " Morbidity and MortalityWeekly Report, Vol. 45, 1996.

32 Independent Insurance Agents of Pennsylvania, Letter from Vince Phillips, July 1998.

33Highmark. Submission to the Health Care Cost Containment Council for Senate Bill 499. July 2, 1998.

36Immunization Practices Advisory Committee, "Hepatitis B: A Comprehensive Strategy for Eliminating Transmission in the United State Through Universal Childhood Vaccination," Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Vol. 40, 1991, pp. 1-25.