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Adaptive targeted infectious disease testing

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We show how to efficiently use costly testing resources in an epidemic, when testing outcomes can be used to make quarantine decisions. If the costs of false quarantine and false release exceed the cost of testing, the optimal myopic testing policy targets individuals with an intermediate likelihood of being infected. A high cost of false release means that testing is optimal for individuals with a low probability of infection, and a high cost of false quarantine means that testing is optimal...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/oxrep/graa018

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Sub department:
Economics
Oxford college:
St Catherine's College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-6570-1903
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Oxford Review of Economic Policy Journal website
Volume:
36
Issue:
Supplement 1
Pages:
S77-S93
Publication date:
2020-06-02
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EISSN:
1460-2121
ISSN:
0266-903X
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1149683
Local pid:
pubs:1149683
Deposit date:
2021-07-08

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