Cost effectiveness of colonoscopy, based on the appropriateness of an indication

Cesare Hassan, E Di Giulio, Pj Pickhardt, A Zullo, A Laghi, Dh Kim, F Iafrate, S. Morini

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Abstract

Determination of the appropriateness of an indication for colonoscopy has been advanced as a means to help rationalize the use of endoscopic resources. However, the efficacy and cost effectiveness of the current guidelines used to select patients for colonoscopy are largely unknown. The goal of this study was to assess the clinical and economic impact of American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the European Panel on the appropriateness of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy appropriateness guidelines in selecting patients who are referred for colonoscopy, in relation to colorectal cancer (CRC) detection.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1231-1236
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Volume6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aged
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Neoplasms
  • Cost of Illness
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Guidelines as Topic
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged

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