Colon cancer prevention in Italy: cost-effectiveness analysis with CT colonography and endoscopy

Cesare Hassan, A Zullo, A Laghi, I Reitano, F Taggi, P Cerro, F Iafrate, M Giustini, S Winn, S. Morini

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Abstract

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a major cause of mortality in Italy. Although prevention of CRC is possible, its cost-effectiveness when applied to the Italian population is unknown. Recently, computerized tomographic colonography (CTC) has been proposed for CRC screening.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)242-250
Number of pages9
JournalDIGESTIVE AND LIVER DISEASE
Volume39
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Colonic Neoplasms
  • Colonic Polyps
  • Colonography, Computed Tomographic
  • Colonoscopy
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Italy
  • Male
  • Markov Chains
  • Mass Screening
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Sigmoidoscopy

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