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TABLE 2.1 A Hypothetical Example of Multiattribute Accounting

 

Criteria

Vaccine Candidates

Potential Lives Saved per Year

Potential Direct Economic Cost Saved per Year (dollars)

Potential Morbidity Averted

Vaccine Efficacya (percent)

Cost of Development ($ millions)

Time to Development (years)

Likelihood of Successful Development

Ease of Implementation

Cost of Production and Implementation

A

10,000

500,000

High

75

10

2–3

Good

Excellent

Moderate

B

15,000

1,500,000

Moderate

60

20

1–2

Fair to Good

Good

Moderate

C

3,000

1,000,000

Low

50

30

2–3

Fair

Good

High

D

0

500,000

Very High

40

5

3–4

Excellent

Poor

Low

aReduction in expected frequency of disease among vaccinees.



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