Risk Classification‑Based and Universal Screening in Management of COVID‑19 Outbreak Situation: A Cost–Utility Analysis

Rujittika Mungmunpuntipantip, Viroj Wiwanitkit


Dear Editor,

COVID‑19 outbreak is still an important global public health problem affecting more than 77 million persons worldwide. The outbreak of the disease in a crowded place is common and there is a need for urgent outbreak control. In disease investigation, case searching is necessary for cutting local spreading chain. The local policies for case finding are an interesting issue. In some settings, criteria for risk classification are used for identifying high‑risk contact person for further disease investigation. While in other settings, the use of universal active case screening is used.


COVID‑19; Cost–Utility Analysis; screening

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