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Economic analysis of Campylobacter control in the dutch broiler meat chain


  • Marie-Josée J. Mangen

    (Wageningen University & Research Centre, Agricultural Economics Research Institute Den Haag, The Netherlands, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, Bilthoven, The Netherlands., Service d'Economie Rurale, L-1471 Luxembourg, Luxembourg)

  • G. Ardine de Wit

    (National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, Bilthoven, The Netherlands)

  • Arie H. Havelaar

    (National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Microbiological Laboratory for Health Protection, Bilthoven, The Netherlands)


The goal of the CARMA (Campylobacter risk management and assessment) project was to advise the Dutch government on the effectiveness and efficiency of interventions aimed at reducing campylobacteriosis cases in the Netherlands. The burden of disease, expressed in Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) and the corresponding cost-of-illness, were estimated using data from epidemiological studies. With the help of a risk assessment model, the reduction in the incidence of Campylobacter infections due to a set of possible interventions in the broiler meat (chicken) chain was modeled. Separately, costs related to the implementation of these interventions in the broiler meat chain were estimated. For each intervention to be modeled, the net costs of an intervention-additional costs in the broiler meat chain minus reduced cost-of-illness-were related to the reduced burden of disease. This resulted in a cost-utility ratio, expressing the relative efficiency of several policy options to reduce Campylobacter infections. [EconLit Citations: Q180, I180] © 2007 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Agribusiness 23: 173-192, 2007.

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  • Marie-Josée J. Mangen & G. Ardine de Wit & Arie H. Havelaar, 2007. "Economic analysis of Campylobacter control in the dutch broiler meat chain," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 23(2), pages 173-192.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:agribz:v:23:y:2007:i:2:p:173-192
    DOI: 10.1002/agr.20123

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    1. Julie A. Caswell & Helen H. Jensen, 2007. "Introduction: Economic measures of food safety interventions," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 23(2), pages 153-156.

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