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Research Article

Screening and Rapid Molecular Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Prisons in Russia and Eastern Europe: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

  • Daniel E. Winetsky,

    Affiliation: Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Diana M. Negoescu,

    Affiliation: Department of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Emilia H. DeMarchis,

    Affiliation: Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Olga Almukhamedova,

    Affiliation: AIDS Foundation East-West, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Aizhan Dooronbekova,

    Affiliation: AIDS Foundation East-West, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Dilshod Pulatov,

    Affiliation: AIDS Foundation East-West, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Natalia Vezhnina,

    Affiliation: AIDS Foundation East-West, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Douglas K. Owens,

    Affiliations: Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California, United States of America, Center for Health Policy/Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Jeremy D. Goldhaber-Fiebert mail

    jeremygf@stanford.edu

    Affiliation: Center for Health Policy/Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Published: November 27, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001348

About the Authors

Daniel E. Winetsky, Emilia H. DeMarchis
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America
Diana M. Negoescu
Department of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America
Olga Almukhamedova, Aizhan Dooronbekova, Dilshod Pulatov, Natalia Vezhnina
AIDS Foundation East-West, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Douglas K. Owens
Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California, United States of America
Douglas K. Owens, Jeremy D. Goldhaber-Fiebert
Center for Health Policy/Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: jeremygf@stanford.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DEW DMN EHD OA AD DP NV DKO JDG. Performed the experiments: DEW OA AD DP NV. Analyzed the data: DEW DMN JDG. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: DEW. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: DEW JDG DKO. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: DEW DMN EHD OA AD DP NV DKO JDG. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: DEW DMN EHD OA AD DP NV DKO JDG. Designed the model and identified/collected the parameters for the model: DEW EHD. Helped conceptualize the design of the analysis: JDG DKO. Helped define the research topic and develop the modeling methodology: JDG. Implemented Matlab model and ran simulations: DMN.