A resect and discard strategy would improve cost-effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening

Cesare Hassan, Pj Pickhardt, Dk Rex

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Abstract

A "resect and discard" policy has been proposed for diminutive polyps detected by screening colonoscopy, because hyperplastic and adenomatous polyps can be distinguished, in vivo, by using narrow-band imaging (NBI). We modeled the cost-effectiveness of this policy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)865-865-9, 869.e1-3
JournalClinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Volume8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Colonic Polyps
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Neoplasms
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Early Detection of Cancer
  • Histocytochemistry
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Models, Statistical
  • United States

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